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Praying Mantis Mimics Flower to Trick Prey

A praying mantis in Malaysia mimics an orchid to get a meal—the first scientific evidence of an animal imitating a flower to attract prey.

The Beauty and Sensuality of Orchids

  Orchids are fascinating flowers. Shapes and colors in “packages” of different sizes, which resemble animals, birds and insects. Some are small, a few millimeters, as the Falacte Trizeuxis. or much larger, up to 70 cm, as the Phragmipedium Caudatum. A while ago, the Magazine “Natur” dedicated an article to the Holcoglossum Amesianum, an orchid…