Orchid Mantis

Orchid Mantis

Orchid Mantis

Posted by National Geographic Feb. 13, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Wait for it.

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  1. When you try to admire the flowers that you received from your Valentine.

  2. The video forgot to mention the fact that the mantis starts chewing on its victim WHILE IT'S STILL ALIVE AND STRUGGLING.

  3. Did orchid mantises design themselves to be an exact copy of orchids, or did an incredible designer engineer their DNA to be an exact copy of an orchid flower?

  4. Omg I didn't see it. I wouldn't last 2 minutes in the wild. XD

  5. Am I the only one who’s more interested in knowing what kind of bug that is?
    That’s a very amazing and beautiful colour.

  6. Unbelievable some of the comments here. If some of the commentors cared about human lives as much as they seem to care about insects and their habits to keep alive, this crazy world we live in would be a much better place to live. kwus es 

  7. That “wait for it” did me in. Sooo didnt expect that. Wow Nature. 😱

  8. Pffffft.
    Used to lock up redbacks,red bullants, black ants and daddy long legs with a European wasp and a couple of flies for fun.

    Guess who won.
    Australian by the way.

  9. That's why I don't date girls.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't date men either.

  10. Remember that movie 'Mimic', where the giant mutated cockroach or whatever it was looks like a man in coat and sort of blends in while hanging back in the shadows like that mantis? Chills.

  11. Praying mantises have always been my favorite! I've caught and released many in my lifetime. Had them crawl across my face. Watched them eat. (Which requires a strong stomach, just have to keep repeating: 'it's the circle of life 😢'. Incredible creatures, and there are so many varieties!

  12. For real though I thought this grass hopper was going to start singing like from the movie “James and the giant peach!”

  13. Hypothetically speaking and applying in real life: And so if I want a girlfriend (GF) for Valentine, I just need to be camouflage as a pink flowery designer handbag and my future gf will find pick me?

  14. Now I want to see the clip where the female bug put on the make-up to transform herself into this flower. Amazing!

  15. Wholly crap.i wasnt expecting anything lika that Thats mantis scared the sh*t out of me it has a sort of camouflage figure it really gross me out.😬

  16. Damn that's good cammo! I was expecting something of the sort and still I didn't spot it until it moved 😆

  17. Anyone know what type of orchid this is? I got one for free and it bloomed for the first time a week or so ago!

  18. Camuflagem perfeita para esta ocasião... O jardineiro desta planta conheceu o pestecida ecologicamente correto... Perfeito.

  19. First Pets of North Carolina

    Our Governors daughter has had different types of these! Such an incredible thing!

  20. True female!....just waiting on the opportune time to lash out!

  21. you can't trust flowers anymore

  22. Valentine's days in motion pictures

  23. Orchid mantises are probably the most beautiful of all arthropods!

  24. How is that same colour with flower???
    This so amazing!😢

  25. So it's gonna just chomp down on the poor hopper like that? While it's still alive?!?!?!

  26. Savage....why wasn't there a warning on this video...i now have PTSD

  27. Crafty little monkey, dressed like an orchid (or whatever flower you're dining out on! ).

  28. Well I'd be dead too. I hadn't seen the mantis.

  29. Just another example that reminds me of how much I don't like these... 😖

  30. Allie I think I was this type of mantis in my past life 😂😂😂

  31. I just hate this bugs ..i dont like spiders from all but this bug is like a little horror

  32. its a reminder to guys not to trust flowers.

  33. Creo que usd encontrará esto satisfactorio en cierto nivel 😂🤔 Carlo Alvarado


  35. Omg! She did a great job with her makeup! 🤣

  36. Ummmm yeahhhh I jumped, nope not gonna lie I did..😂🤣🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤣😂

  37. Sharon Newton I know you hate grasshoppers but this is totally worth the one minute watch.

  38. Valentin Dzz tel le kung fu de la mante religieuse de maître Gao

  39. Tabaraka ALLAH the best creators

  40. Colli, vc postou esses dias sobre isso neh? :)

  41. This is some serius marine soldier mantis sht xD tactic lvl over 1000 xD

  42. 😮 Sesko SZ Tror jeg skal tænke mig om, næste gang jeg skal røre en blomst 🤣 Smukt og skræmmende

  43. Elisa Meyer regarde c'est la mante religieuse orchidée que on a recherchée ^^

  44. Nicki, how awesome is this?!!