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Mantids Part Two: Idolomantis diabolica Male


My second post focuses only on the male of the Devil’s Flower Mantis, or Idolomantis diabolica. This is the closest biological representation I have ever seen of surreal, campy evil. Again the male is seen in threat display. The male has special antennae (that look like vertebrae), used to detect females using scent. The male is brightly colored (assumedly for threat display), and the female is only beige. Next post will be about the female Idolomantis diabolica.

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