Walking Flower Mantis

📽 by @bugsincyberspace

As the name suggests, this mantis often chooses orchid flowers as its hunting grounds. Its body is camouflaged perfectly to match the botanical backdrop on which it hides.

The four walking legs are even equipped with petal mimicking projections so as to camouflage better.

All the mantis needs to do is lie in wait, perfectly still, for some poor unsuspecting insect to visit the flower.