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Image #cld1708542
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionLooking something like a praying mantis crossed with a lacewing, a mantispid uses the same raptorial front legs to grab its prey and hold them fast while eating them alive. Contrary to their appearance, they are not closely related to mantids, implying that this effective hunting strategy has evolved on more than one occasion in the insect kingdom. 
Keywordsborneo | fauna | fly | insect | mantid | mantis | mantispidae | neuroptera

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