In Photos: Animals That Mimic Plants

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Orchid Mantis

Credit: Dr. James O'Hanlon, Macquarie University
The orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus (a juvenile male, shown here), which resembles a flower, takes on this appearance in order to lure in prey, researchers…Read More »

say. In fact, orchid mantises are even better at drawing in insects than some actual blossoms; they not only look like flowers, but they also beat the petally beauties at their own game, scientists added.   Less «
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