Unusual Insects or Spiders

Challenge #111 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you an opportunity to showcase some unusual, interesting insects, or arthropods which you've captured on your camera. Let's think beyond honey bees, bumblebees, butterflies etc to some of the more unusual creatures you've found. If you don't know what they are, then another member might know. Where possible, the insects or spiders should be outside in their natural environment. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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cone head mantis
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still in Juv stage before its tail straightens and they turn pink and green.
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Submitted: Saturday, 9th August, 2014 11:42 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 24th April, 2014
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 500
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