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deroplatys lobata (female). A camouflaged Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis...
Photo Details
Image #: DSC_0055-30001
Species: deroplatys lobata (female)
Location: Long Kawa, Sarawak
Description: A camouflaged Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis with her egg sac. The egg sac, known as ootheca is made up of a liquid substance which the mantis whips up into a protein foam to deposit her eggs in before it hardens. Found in the lowland forests, this insect is often poached for sale to the souvenir trade and taken from the wild by collectors.