Female SOUTH AMERICAN DEAD LEAF MANTIS
Acanthops falcata, common name South American Dead Leaf or box Mantis, is a species of praying mantis placed historically in the family Acanthopidae and is one of many mantis from various genera that resembles a dead leaf.
As their name describes, they resemble shriveled or dead leaves; for a mantid, though, it has an unusual degree of sexual dimorphism. The flightless female resembles a curled dead leaf and weighs 400–500 mg. The male, which flies well, resembles a flat dead leaf, and weighs under 200 mg
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthops_falcata
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