Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi, or Spiny Flower Mantis, is a small Flower Mantis (1.5 inches or 38 millimetres) native to southern and eastern Africa. It mimics a flower in order to attract pollinating prey and is very aggressive in it's behaviour.
This one is a sub-adult female nymph who will develop wings at her next moult. Perching on a lavender flower head, it gives you some idea of scale - she is very tiny.
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|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkIII |
|Lens:||EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||8 Jul 2014 - 3:38 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|