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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Conehead Mantis

Wildlife Wednesday #51

Here is Empusa pennata - the conehead mantis - a large, but very thin praying mantis from southwest europe.
Empusa pennata - Conehead mantis

Empusa pennata - Conehead mantis
 Males can distinguished by their long, feathery antennae which they use to home in on pheremones released by the females during the breeding season.

Empusa pennata - Conehead mantis

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