Mantis nymph (Empusa pennata)

I found this alien looking Mantis nymph while on hols in the Canaries recently. 
They are hard to spot initially but once you have seen one you notice they are a different colour to the light coloured brush. 
They try to make a getaway but are quite clumsey at which point 
they stay motionless and blend in more with the background. A joy to see and nice when you get a good shot of them. Enjoy.


  1. I hope you enjoy this fantastic looking Mantid nymph

  2. This is one of my favourites, he looks like he is smiling :)


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