Devil’s Flower Mantis (Idolomantis Diabolica)
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Teufelsblume Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, if not the largest that mimic flowers. It is the only species classified under the genus Idolomantis. Its threat display is magnificently colored, with red, white, blue, purple and black.
An Orchid Mantis sits on a flower Picture: Beautiful! Click through to see the entire gallery! by ARDEA / CATERS NEWS / Bill Coster,
Devil’s Flower Mantis (Idolomantis Diabolica) The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the “King of all mantids” for the obvious reason: it’s beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers.