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Baby Mantis invasion! As I was starting my night walk, I stumbled across this batch of Praying Mantis that probably just hatched from their Ootheca.  Couldn't locate the Ootheca though.  There were probably hundreds on them under one big leaf and there were more on other leafs and small branches. Geotagged,Malaysia,Mantis,Praying Mantis,Sabah,Spring,Tawau Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Baby Mantis invasion!

As I was starting my night walk, I stumbled across this batch of Praying Mantis that probably just hatched from their Ootheca. Couldn't locate the Ootheca though. There were probably hundreds on them under one big leaf and there were more on other leafs and small branches.

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  1. Haha that is awesome! An army of mini killers. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Yes, Stuart, it was an interesting find.
      I believe out in the nature, probably only 5-10% will survives to adulthood, they get predated by birds and lizards.
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. And potentially canabalised by other mantis! Scary little monsters Posted 3 months ago
        1. Yes, part of nature, survival of the fittest.
          But it was nice to see so many of them under a single leaf :D
          Posted 3 months ago
  2. Amazing! I love it! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, John :D Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Jun 18, 2017. Captured May 9, 2015 18:46 in Jalan Dunlop, Bandar Tawau, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/32.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 32mm