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Ootheca Iris oratoria, female's ootheca oviposition. An insightful look, by inverting my old (adapted) Pre-Ai Nikkor 24mm. Iris oratoria,Mediterranean mantis,arthropoda,biodiversity,insects,mantodea,praying mantis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ootheca

Iris oratoria, female's ootheca oviposition. An insightful look, by inverting my old (adapted) Pre-Ai Nikkor 24mm.

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  1. Wow that is extraordinary! Posted 5 years ago

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''Iris oratoria'', known by the common name Mediterranean mantis or iris mantis, is a widespread species of praying mantis native to Europe. It is found as an introduced species in the Middle East, Western Asia and the United States. ''Iris oratoria'' invaded southern California in the 1930s and seems to be spreading.

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Uploaded Nov 25, 2015. Captured Nov 19, 2015 16:28.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/2.8
  • 1/320s
  • ISO250
  • 24mm