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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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Greetings , This would be my first thread


it will be short and sweet


The Mantidfly ! What the heck ?

i have never heard of them ,until i happened upon a video on Youtube .




en.wikipedia.org...


basically to me they look like a cross between a praying mantis and a wasp ! i found it interesting what about you ?




here is one in action ! my first thought was "this has got to be some good CGI"

Nature is Amazing !






Thanks for watching !

Walsh

ETD: i found a mantis ant to!! this is bizarre !






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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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i seen this floating around on FB and other sites as well... is this for real or fake??



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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originally posted by: steve95988
i seen this floating around on FB and other sites as well... is this for real or fake??

its real , i provided the wiki and images and video
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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: steve95988
It's real.

They have been around for 180 million years.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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That is pretty awesome! i would love to see one of these guys in person...
TO be honest i have never heard of these in my life



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:02 PM
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This is the stuff nightmares are made of...


Thanks for bringing something new to ATS at least. Awesome find!



The eyes are simply amazing. I also learned more about their Order, Neuroptera. I wouldn't mind making a post in the future based on their Order alone. Quite fascinating!


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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:06 PM
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It is really interesting!

I searched and in laymen's terms it appears that it's larvae get inside a spider's egg sacs, feeds upon the eggs, then "hatch" from said egg.

I wonder if the female spider is aware of this?



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: steve95988
That is pretty awesome! i would love to see one of these guys in person...
TO be honest i have never heard of these in my life


same here ! i was baffled when i first watched the video



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
It is really interesting!

I searched and in laymen's terms it appears that it's larvae get inside a spider's egg sacs, feeds upon the eggs, then "hatch" from said egg.

I wonder if the female spider is aware of this?


parasitic !
creepy !

could you imagine one of these hatching out of your head ? or arm ? or leg ?

yuck !



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

here is what was odd to me .

in the video the thing was moving like a wasp , normally praying mantis don't move like that ...

strange !!!!



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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Cool. Never heard of them. It appears to be mimicking a hornet. When his arms are retracted they look like eyes and mandibles.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Cool. Never heard of them. It appears to be mimicking a hornet. When his arms are retracted they look like eyes and mandibles.

Exactly ! , i just found a Mantis Ant ?
i added images to my OP , have a look !



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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They're beautiful. Thanks for the xtra pics.

OP, I've never heard of these either and Praying Mantis are my favorite bugs.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 09:42 PM
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Excellent deterent to look like a wasp, cool find never heard of such insect before.

Now imagine them being highly intelligent aliens 12ft tall :p



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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Man! This cool!


You found the dog of the insect world! Now I want one too!

Did you see it munch on that fly? It looked almost tasty by the reaction of your pet fly... lol

And a mantis ant? You must live in mantisland or something. Very nice!



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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Nature never fails to amaze me. I never heard of these insects either! I would love to hold one for a while, well...the prettier ones anyway. LOL



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 11:29 PM
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Never heard of them either. Cool.

Reminds me of The Fly movie. Imagine them human-sized.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: Walsh
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of entomology. There are some very weird and wonderful critters out there



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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Those are some of the creepiest looking creatures I've ever seen!

I"m sure to have a few nightmares now!


No way do I ever want to see one in person, let alone have one crawl on me!



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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I'm sorry but if I saw that thing in person I would have to kill it instantly! lol

But put me in the never heard of it before camp! I am fasinated by creepy crawlies but can't stand them in person near me! Especially spiders, they get an instant death sentence! I wish I wasn't so creeped out by em but can't help it XD




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