"The mantis are suspicious of each other and display their wings to appear much larger. An adult African Spiny Flower Mantis shows the "eye spots" on its wings Picture: Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media"
Aliens on Earth: macro pictures of praying mantises and bugs by Igor Siwanowicz. Igor cites his main influence as the works of the designer of the monster from the Alien films, HR Giger. A giant devil's flower mantis
Devils Flower Mantis (Idolomantis Diabolica) The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the King of all mantids" for the obvious reason: its beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers.