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natgeo Video by @joelsartore | A female pink orchid mantis at the @stlzoo. Females of this species are more than twice the size of their male counterparts and have a unique hunting method. With a soft, pastel color pattern and a body that is specifically adapted for camouflage, these female mantises have the uncanny appearance of a flower. To hunt, they perch on leaves or branches and simply wait. Their floral appearance causes bugs, like bees, to veer off track and fly directly towards them, providing the huntress with an easy meal.