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This beautiful and unusual looking insect is an INDIAN FLOWER MANTIS, known by its scientific  name of Creobroter meleagris.

Indian flower mantis Creobroter meleagris
Indian flower mantis Creobroter meleagris
Indian flower mantis Creobroter meleagris
Indian flower mantis Creobroter meleagris

This is only a small baby (known as a nymph) and it will change considerably as it grows, including developing large wings when it matures as an adult!

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