‘Orchid Mantis’ is Camouflaged Like a Orchid Flower

Terrifying Orchid Mantis is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower nature insects flowers camouflage

Terrifying Orchid Mantis is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower nature insects flowers camouflage

In an unparalleled feat of natural selection the Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) from Southeast Asia has evolved to look almost exactly like an orchid flower in order to lure unsuspecting prey. If looking like a plant isn’t impressive enough the clever insect also changes color from pink to brown according to its environment. (via Boing Boing)