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Orchid Mantis Sub Adult This is Malèna - the sub adult Malaysian Orchid Mantis. Hymenopus coronatus,Malaysian Orchid Mantis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Orchid Mantis Sub Adult

This is Malèna - the sub adult Malaysian Orchid Mantis.

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  1. Wonderful portrait, Stuart! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy - not been around for a while so thought I should upload something pretty :) She's due to molt soon too...so fingers crossed she will manage it without any issues and I can take more pictures.
      Posted 2 years ago
  2. This is what you call art with a capital A. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you for your kind words :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Absolutely fabulous! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you :) she loves posing for the camera. Posted 2 years 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 Stuart Nathaniel
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By Stuart Nathaniel

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Uploaded Dec 21, 2016. Captured Dec 19, 2016 23:21.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 60mm