Two Beautiful African Flower Mantises Engage in a Brief Staring Contest With One Another

Staring Mantises

German insect enthusiast and breeder Adrian Kozakiewicz of Insecthaus captured amusing footage of two really beautiful African spiny flower mantises facing off against each other in a brief staring contest. One mantis had proudly raised wings, while the other started off that way but lowered them as the visual confrontation continued.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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