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Huge Praying Mantis

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Whooo hoo….. As we came around a bend on the road this afternoon, there it was! A Huge Praying Mantis, Scientific name: Mantodea) about 200 mm from head to tail!!

Been looking for one for quite some time. Leapt off the vehicle and hit the dirt, a dusty affair! Got to get a picture! What a beauty! When threatened, the mantis stands tall and spread their forelegs which make them seem larger and more threatening. Lovely!

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