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African spiny flower mantis | by Piet Grobler
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African spiny flower mantis

One could not see these colors with the naked eye so clearly. My camera found it difficult to focus properly on this insect and this was the best of many photos. Although not a good shot I would like to share this strange and lovely insect with you.

It belongs to the genus Pseudocreobotra - thanks to mantidboy for his help.

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I am bringing this one forward for those who have not seen it.

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Taken on January 21, 2009