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Staff Mantis (16×20)
More closely resembling a predatory walkingstick than a mantis, this enormous Toxodera species nevertheless has little in common with stick insects.
Though it too spends much of its day motionless in nearly perfect camouflage, its motive is vastly more aggressive—striking out with blinding speed at nearly anything it can overpower.
It is a supernal hunter, and like many of the arthropods it preys upon, thoroughly enigmatic.