19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lychen mimic mantis

I encountered this amazing lychen mimic mantis nymph on a trail in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula. I was really looking forward to find this species. Most of them you will overlook them, but when you look closely, you might see one of them moving.

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Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Costa Rica
Copyright: © Roman Willi