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The tropical Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) blends in with the pale whitish-pink color of certain orchid blooms. It has evolved wide leafy legs and a swaying manner of movement, structural and behavioral adaptations that aid in its concealment. Native to Indonesia, this individual in its last immature or nymphal stage was bred in captivity. Here it has been placed on a contrasting background to highlight the extreme morphological modifications.