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African giant stick mantis

African giant stick mantis

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TOMASZ LITWIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TOMASZ LITWIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

African giant stick mantis (Heterochaeta orientalis). Close-up of an African giant stick mantis, showing its large eyes (upper centre) and mouthparts (centre). This species of praying mantis is native to Africa and can reach around 10-12 cm in length. Their appearance resembles a stick and they mimic twigs to avoid predators by holding out their forelimbs.

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