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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

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Thailand

A praying mantis is in Thai generally called takkataen tam khao, that is to say a rice crushing grasshopper, due to its physical form which resembles a saak tham khao, i.e. a pestle used to grind rice in a mortar. This one landed on someone's sleeve at Kiw Lom viewpoint (fig.) in Mae Hong Son province. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

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