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Pink Magic Mantis &laquo;Hymenopus coronatus&raquo; | Malaysian Orchid Mantis<br />
Phanom Bencha, Thailand<br />
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The Malaysian Orchid Mantis, lives on top of the Orchid Blossoms in the rainforests of Indonesia to Malaysia. Their camouflage is so perectly adapted to their surroundings that it is almost impossible to say were the plant ends and the insect starts.<br />
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Exifs:<br />
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III<br />
Lens: Sigma 150 mm + EX II = 300 mm<br />
1/250 Sek<br />
f/8<br />
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Pink Magic Mantis

«Hymenopus coronatus» | Malaysian Orchid Mantis
Phanom Bencha, Thailand

The Malaysian Orchid Mantis, lives on top of the Orchid Blossoms in the rainforests of Indonesia to Malaysia. Their camouflage is so perectly adapted to their surroundings that it is almost impossible to say were the plant ends and the insect starts.

Exifs:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Sigma 150 mm + EX II = 300 mm
1/250 Sek
f/8
ISO 400

    comments (15)

  1. Great species, would love to see it in real one time.
    They are so beautiful and well camouflaged :)
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, it was my first time too with this species.
      They are amazing!!!
      Posted 3 years ago
  2. Totally amazing, took me a few seconds to realize what it is. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Ha ha, me too, when I see it first :) Posted 3 years ago
  3. It took me a few seconds to imagine this being real. I'm blown away by this species, never seen it in my life, and for sure one of the greatest natural surprises I've ever seen. What a thing of beauty! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Like me! but after checking the situation... The most beautiful bug ever! :) Posted 3 years ago
      1. I fully agree, this thing is out of this world! Posted 3 years ago
  4. Unbelievable! Small devil! I am mesmerized! Posted 3 years ago
    1. She was very calm :) Posted 3 years ago
  5. superb & beautiful record :-) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 3 years ago
  6. extremly beautiful specie and a great capture:-)! Posted 2 years ago
  7. This is a beauty!! Lovely capture as well!! Posted 2 years ago
  8. Here it is in action:
    Posted 5 days ago, modified 5 days ago
    1. Nice! Posted 5 days ago

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''Hymenopus coronatus'', also called ''H. bicornis'', is a mantis from the rain forests of Southeast Asia. It is known by various common names including ''walking flower mantis'' and '' orchid mantis''. It is one of several species known as flower mantises from their resemblance and behaviour.

Similar species: Mantises
Species identified by fl Design
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Uploaded Mar 28, 2015. Captured in 6017, Tambon Krabi Noi, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand.