Praying mantis

Praying mantis

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Praying mantis. Insect-eye view of a praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) on a stone wall in a ruined building. This mantis lies in wait for prey, mainly insects, to come within striking distance. It then grabs its victim with its serrated vice-like front legs before eating it.

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Keywords: animal, dictyoptera, insect, insect-eye view, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, jointed legs, mantis, mantis on, mantis religiosa, nature, on ruin, praying mantis, ruin, stone, wildlife, zoology

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