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ant mimicking mantid (Mantodea)

This is a tiny mantid found in the upper plateau of kaieteur around the waterfall. One can see from the body and colouration that it strongly resembles an ant, which forms part of its diet, but also for protection from predators. Found during a night hike in Kaieteur national park, Guyana.

 

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Yesterday the tire flew off my minibus, I cut the head off a pit viper and I was banned from a commercial flight by associating with a narco-trafficker. Today I am bushwhacking through the jungle in the remote trail-less backwaters of Guyana, waist deep in water and praying to make it through the rest of the day alive. What will tomorrow bring? God only knows. The adventure starts here- pbertner.wordpress.com/.

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Taken on September 2, 2010