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  Orchid Mantis

 

Thailand

This adult Orchid Mantis, which is known by the scientific names Hymenopus coronatus and Hymenopus bicornis, is a species of flower mantis.

 

In their immature stage, Orchid Mantises have some additional purple colouring, resembling certain orchids, such as the Cheetah or Lai Rung (fig.). See also List of Thai Insect Names.

 

  Orchid Mantis