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Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female

Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - Female
Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
November 29, 2007
Size: 2 inches

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Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female

Moved
Moved from Mantids.

Moved
Moved from Arthropods.

Fun & interestng series
Mantis seems to enjoy an audience.
Your second shot has a real martial arts look about it.

 
Or...
one could argue that at least some martial arts have a real mantis look to them

 
Good point
Mantis was here first. I think this is the only insect with a name associated with martial arts, though there are lots of animals seeking credit.

 
Fun Series!
As I recall, the inventor of Tai Chee created his moves from observing various animals. The mantis was one of the creatures that he took inspiration from.

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