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Empusidae (cone-headed mantids) Empusa guttula. Body length 74mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths © from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa used with permission].

praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head

Orchid Mantid - Insect Not Flower!

Amerila nigropunctata is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It was described by Bethune-Baker in 1908. It is found in south-eastern New Guinea

Spooky but harmless, the Death's Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) played an important role in "The Silence of the Lambs". Photo by Merintia via Flickr.

The Karkloof Emperor or Pearl Emperor (Charaxes varanes) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, found in Africa from Saudi Arabia to South Africa - Jeanette Haygood.

Indian rose mantis. I'm not a fan of pink, but that's beautiful!

Holopyga generosa, Chrysididae

Stick mantid - makes you think, what other creatures live with fairies and elfs?