A full frame capture of my adult female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) busy preening and cleaning up her powerful claws. These are her "killing tools" and have to be kept scrupulously clean to avoid fungal infections setting in, which could prove fatal. The little "feelers" protruding from her mouth are in fact "macerators" which grind her victims up when feeding.
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Orchid Praying Mantis
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