Alien predator

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Kimberly With

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) looks like an alien from another world, and is in fact an alien species in North America where it was introduced in the late 1800s. It is a voracious predator, as witnessed by its dismembering of this boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata).

Location: Manhattan, KS, USA


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