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A visitor from another planet?

This is a discussion on A visitor from another planet? within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer We used to have brown colored ones around here too. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    We used to have brown colored ones around here too.
    I am not totally certain, but I think they can change color to match the environment.I think that because when I see green ones they are on green grass and when I see brown ones it is on plants that are more brown. Just a guess.

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    they can change their color as they grow and moult but there are many varieties with many colors.

    this is one specialized for orchids


    (Hymenopus coronatus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palito View Post
    they can change their color as they grow and moult but there are many varieties with many colors.

    this is one specialized for orchids
    Okay, now that is cool! If you have not done so, please visit the link Palito posted above. Awesome.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Okay, now that is cool! If you have not done so, please visit the link Palito posted above. Awesome.

    Cheers,
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    That is so unbelievable it looks like something out of a Sci Fi film. Thanks for sharing.
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    It is amazing that they not only make themselves look like leaves, but damaged, bruised leaves!!! Now THAT is adaption.

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    Really great picture! That's one amazing bug.

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    Wow. Knew that there were insects that looked like leaves and such, but I've never seen one that looks like a flower. That is sooo cool. I want some!!

    To illustrate how large a praying mantis can get, I saw one on biology camp that was about a foot long. It kept on flying around us while we were busy with a game of scrabble, and it kept on eluding being photographed next to something that would show its size

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    Wow!! That's some nice insect photo.

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    Nice? Kind of makes me glad that they don't live in England though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    Nice? Kind of makes me glad that they don't live in England though!
    What makes you think they don't?????

    Sleep tight. (where did that phrase come from anyway?)

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