GREED

This large ambidextrous mantis was attracted to my MV moth light. It had almost demolished the beetle in the right claw, when this moth (which I was hoping to photograph) got too close and it was snapped up in the left claw. Minutes later, both carcasses were abandoned in preference for a huge silk moth (images to follow in later postings).

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

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Taken on June 13, 2012