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'Vicious' New Praying Mantis Discovered

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

On a cool and rainy night in a dense, mountainous forest in Rwanda, insect-surveying scientists discovered a new species of praying mantis, one whose wingless females are "vicious hunters" that prowl for prey as if they were marauding tigers.

https://uk.news.yaho...10.html#6T86cls

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:38 PM

Never thought of them as anything other than vicious.

So its basically it could well be down to how quickly they evolve due to their surroundings.

The praying mantis seems to have a tendency to that:

A scientist has discovered 19 new species of super-speedy praying mantises that roam Central and South America, a new study says.

http://newswatch.nat...cience-insects/

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