Posted 1 year ago
The best secret Santa present ever! It's a Deaf Leaf Mantis which is dead this a dead Dead Leaf Mantis. The Dead Leaf Mantis mimics a a dead leaf for camouflage. There is also a green version for the live leaves.
The display case on this is 5" x 6" so that should give one an idea of the size of this mantis. Not huge but still respectable. To back up a bit photo #1 is the underside and #2 is the top. This one is displayed with an underside view. Usually it is the other way around but not always. But regardless it looks like a dead leaf.
In the meantime the Merry Christmas tree has had some issues but it is good enough for Charlie Brown.