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Adult Female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

By teocali
Meet "Morticia", my Female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus), who has recently shed her last skin to become a fully fledged adult, complete with wings. Keeping these incredible insects is a whole new learning curve for me!

Tags: Female Adult Insect Orchid Close-up and macro Wings Mantis Orchid Praying Mantis Hymenopus coronatus

Voters: SteveMoulding, Bzox, bobpaige1 and 23 more

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Jun 2014 10:50AM
You just have to love that face, a great image and keeping them must be so interesting. - gary

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
25 Jun 2014 11:27AM
She is beautiful - I love her colours (and the coy way she is posing for you!). Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
25 Jun 2014 1:15PM
She looks almost like a leaf with a face. Excellent capture.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
25 Jun 2014 3:34PM
Good to see all went well with the final moult - Morticia is looking splendid Smile

A fine bit of camerawork Sylvia - looking forward to seeing many more images of these amazing creatures

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
25 Jun 2014 7:21PM
Looks like she has a flowing gown on Sylvia.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 7:49AM
Very dainty!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 9:50AM
Unbelievable SylviaSmile

I had no ideaBlush

Love the nameWink

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Jun 2014 8:45PM
What a wonderful piece of macro photography Sylvia, love the eye contact with your tiny model and the pose she is striking for you
Ray42 10 3 England
29 Jun 2014 7:30PM
A cracking shot
29 Jun 2014 7:57PM
Lovely shot Sylvia,like the new subject,
Regards Mick.

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