Credit: FRANCESCO TOMASINELLI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Giant Asian mantis (Hierodula grandis) catching and eating a cockroach, then cleaning its arms. This is one of the largest of the mantises, with adults reaching up to 15 centimetres in length. It inhabits humid forests and scrub around the Bay of Bengal. It feeds on large insects, including members of its own species. Filmed in India.

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Giant Asian mantis eating cockroach

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