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Aliens on Earth: macro photographs of insects by Igor Siwanowicz  A flower praying mantis    A flower praying mantis  Picture: IGOR SIWANOWICZ / BARCROFT MEDIA

"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"

Gambian Spotted-eye Flower Mantis.

“” GAMBIAN SPOTTED-EYE FLOWER MANTIS (Pseudoharpax virescens) ©Igor Siwanowicz Pseudoharpax virescens, common name Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Gambia.

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And were looking for alien life on distant planets! Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) perhaps? So damn cool!

Idolomantis diabolica - Devil’s Flower Mantis

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

Devil’s Flower Mantis

Living up to it's awesome name, in looks at least, is the fearsome Devil's Flower Mantis, Idolomantis diabolica.

This alien-looking creature is known as a Devil's Flower Mantis or Idolomantis diabolica.

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.