Malaysian Giant Shield Mantis nymph (baby). He suffered an injury during the molting process (Shed their exo-skeleton) and for some reason his arms are stuck and he can't use them to trap his pray and eat. It's like us eating with no hands to hold anything. Luckily, they basically have a chance to fix/regenerate body parts every time they molt. So hopefully in a few weeks this guy will be back to normal.
Tags: insect, praying, mantis, baby, nymph, bug, feeding, young
Location: Oak Forest, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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