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deroplatys lobata (female). The Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis. When agi...
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Image #: DSC_7250-10001
Species: deroplatys lobata (female)
Location: Gopeng, Perak
Description: The Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis. When agitated, this aggressive mantid puts on an alarm display by spreading out its wings and puts on a striking pose to scare off intruders. Found in the lowland forests, this insect is often poached for sale to the souvenir trade and taken from the wild by collectors.