It's pretty and scary at the same time. In my opinion, it's one of the prettiest insects that nature has to offer! Good for Tuesday, I think!
Devil’s Flower Mantis
One of the largest types of praying mantis, the Devil’s Flower Mantis is also one of the strangest. And that’s saying a lot when you’re talking about praying mantids. Females of the species can measure up to 5 inches (13 cm) long, and have developed a range of natural coloring that allows them to mimic the Devil’s Flower, a type of orchid.
Mantids are predators, and their hunting style usually involves sitting motionless until their prey comes within reach, and then whipping their forearms out at lightning speed to snag flies, beetles, even, in some cases, birds. The Devil’s Flower Mantis uses color patterns that mimic a flower to actually lure its prey within reach.
I never get tired at looking at the beauty nature has to offer. Just a small sample of what God can do! Amazing!
How about coffee in the kitchen this morning? Rain is still hanging around, so we better stay off the patio!