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Adult female Hymenopus coronatus
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Adult female Hestiasula brunneriana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Hymenopodidae

Hymenopodidae is a family of the order Mantodea (mantises), which contains four subfamilies. Some of the species in this family mimic flowers and are found camouflaged among them; these are called Flower Mantises. The coloration is aggressive mimicry, luring prey to approach close enough to be seized and eaten.

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