The Mysterious Moss Mantis of Malaysia

The Mysterious Moss Mantis of Malaysia

Habitat: Malaysia
Status: Not Evaluated
Time to use your laser vision if you want to spot this Praying Mantis! The Moss Mantis (Majangella moultoni) really lives up to its name; so much so that it’s almost impossible to spot in some of these photos!
These mysterious bugs lie in wait amongst their mossy surroundings until an unsuspecting insect wanders on by… then they strike! The ultimate example of ambush hunting.  

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  • Kurt (orionmystery)

    Thanks for featuring my moss mantid images. I was told that this was actually a Haania sp.

  • Chun Xing Wong

    Great photos Kurt.
    Thank you for featuring his photographs, I think I’ve got the adult from Maliau Basin.