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A Tiny Predator

Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis

If you meander over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis campus, you'll see a very tiny predator that looks for all the world like a green leaf. It's the Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis and it's one of the many live specimens housed...

Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis
Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis

TINY PREDATOR--This juvenile Gambian spotted-eyed flower mantis, less than an inch long, is one of the live specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flower mantis on finger
Flower mantis on finger

FLOWER MANTIS ON FINGER--This Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis finds a walking path on Brian Turner's finger at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Turner serves as the public outreach coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 5:15 PM
 
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