Metallyticus splendidus. One of the most beautiful...
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Image #cld1927431
SpeciesMetallyticus splendidus
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionOne of the most beautiful of all praying mantises, these rare mantids are unique in their metallic coloration. They are found on and underneath bark of dead rainforest trees and are believed to prey exclusively on cockroaches. This is a juvenile individual. 
Keywordsarthropod | basin | borneo | dictyoptera | fauna | insect | maliau | mantid | mantis | metallyticidae | praying


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