Orchid Mantises

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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The orchid mantis is native to Malaysia. Malaysians call the insect the kanchong and describe it as a flower that has "come to life." In this unique book, readers will get the rare opportunity to see this beautiful creature up-close. The orchid mantis's fierce hunting skills and delicate camouflage are described in detail. Its habitat and mating behaviors are explained in clear text. This book will be one of the most popular in any young naturalist's library.

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Andrew Hipp is the plant systematist and herbarium curator at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of several natural history books for children, a field guide to spring woodland wildflowers of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and scientific articles on the taxonomy and evolution of Carex. Rachel D.Davis received her M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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