Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27611
Title: Orchid mantis
Contributor(s): O'Hanlon, James C  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016-02-22
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.027Open Access Link
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27611
Abstract: What are orchid mantises? Like other praying mantises, the orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, is a generalist predator that uses its raptorial forelimbs to grasp prey. However, their unique appearance sets them apart from other mantises, which are often brown or green. The exoskeleton of the orchid mantis’ four hind legs expands outwards forming broad ‘femoral lobes’ that resemble fl ower petals. The orchid mantis thus looks remarkably like a white fl ower blossom. This resemblance is most apparent in juvenile orchid mantises that have yet to develop wings.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Current Biology, 26(4), p. R145-R146
Publisher: Cell Press
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0960-9822
1879-0445
Field of Research (FOR): 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C5 Other Refereed Contribution to a Scholarly Journal
CC License of All Rights Reserved: Elsevier User Licence
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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