Sunday, July 7, 2013

Asian ant mantis (Odontomantis planiceps)

Asian ant mantis or grass mantis (Odontomantis planiceps) is a species of praying mantis (Order Mantodea). The young ones mimic ants to earn the name Asian ant mantis.

The reason to mimic ants is probably protection. Ants being very aggressive, moving in numbers, acidic in taste and possess stings.

The adults are green in color and grow up to an inch long. People love to keep these as pets.

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