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An immature male of Ameles spallanzania (Mantodea:Mantidae), the European Dwarf Mantis

As soon as I saw this small specimen waiting in ambush, it entered a cryptic "rolled leaf" pose raising its abdomen, a behavior typical of females and rarely observed before in males.

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Poggio Renatico, Italy
Member since 2018
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© Cesare Brizio.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Total Views: 51
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 4, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A850
Focal Length: 180mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO125
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