Silhouetted Sibylla

After finding my first individual of the lovely preying mantid Sibylla pretiosa on one of my first days at Gorongosa, I have since discovered several more, all superbly camouflaged on tree trunks. They are perfect mimics of a spiderweb with bits of dirt and leaves wrapped all around. The last time I found one, I tried for something a little different than a regular whitebox shot. I like the result.

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Silhouetted Sibylla pretiosa nymph.

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