Beast 4 – Details

This Mantis is a member of the “Flower Mantids” group as most of them mimic flowers.

This one however mimics dead leaves. It is about 4.4 cm long and it is a male of the species.

It is defined as a “Superb mimic of dead leaves, remaining motionless while waiting for prey to come within grasp. May make swaying movements to mimic wind blown vegetation” The latter it did!

Scientific name: Phyllocrania paradoxa

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