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The geometer moths or Geometridae, are a family of the order Lepidoptera. The name refers to the larvae, or inchworms, which appear to "measure the earth" as they move in a looping fashion.

The geometer moths or Geometridae, are a family of the order Lepidoptera. The name refers to the larvae, or inchworms, which appear to "measure the earth" as they move in a looping fashion.

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wk 18 Nature never fails to amaze me. A stick insect, known as the Mossy Walking-stick (Trychopeplus laciniatus).

The world's most perfect creatures evolved Orchid mantis.

Adult male Idolomantis diabolica, Giant Devils Flower Mantis

Image: Thor Hakonsen Giant devil’s flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) The giant devil’s flower mantis is sometimes referred to as the “king of all mantids,” owing both to its size and to its attractiveness.

Pogonogaster Tristani

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Today we had a 80 % solar eclipse in Europe - I took a photo and copied it into a macro of my last weeks praying mantis' series  :-)  --Yvonne Späne

Today we had a 80 % solar eclipse in Europe - I took a photo and copied it into a macro of my last weeks praying mantis' series :-) --Yvonne Späne

Empusas ( purple lady mantises decked out for a night on the town)

Mundo de macros - Macro World - - - # Focal Area - - - - - Focal - - Empusas ( purple lady mantises decked out for a night on the town)

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