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Mantis

(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus mantis, and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is M. Carolina. Mantis shrimp.

(Science: zoology) see Sguilla.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A prophet.


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What is this animal/insect?

the picture is not really clear;a goat it looks like but,from its size-an insect.if it moved after you snapped it then could be a preying mantis.but if it didn't move then it could be an epicuticle;after apolysis.

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by fitzkefas
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:32 pm
 
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Topic: What is this animal/insect?
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What is this animal/insect?

my guess would be also scorpio with head down or mantis with head up

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:31 pm
 
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Re: Please help point artist to unique animal functions

... for popular. There's a type of catepillar that curls into a wheel and rolls as a form of locomotion. Also look for sheila patek's presentation on mantis shrimp. They can cause cavitations in water. Mith, those are wonderful pointers and exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to learn. Many thanks.

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by Mixotrich
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:35 am
 
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Topic: Please help point artist to unique animal functions
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Please help point artist to unique animal functions

There's a type of catepillar that curls into a wheel and rolls as a form of locomotion. Also look for sheila patek's presentation on mantis shrimp. They can cause cavitations in water.

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by mith
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:41 pm
 
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Topic: Please help point artist to unique animal functions
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

lol, with insects it is all about producing a lot of offspring. You've heard about black widow and praying mantis also, right? Well... those females are only going to live long enough to lay a couple of egg sacs. By giving the females more nutrition than males, it is more likely ...

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by February Beetle
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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