Aliens on Earth: macro pictures of praying mantises and bugs by Igor Siwanowicz. Igor cites his main influence as the works of the designer of the monster from the Alien films, HR Giger. A giant devil's flower mantis
✿ Phyllocrania Paradoxa ~ also known as the Ghost Mantis, is the sole member of its genus and resides in Africa. It is one of the smallest mantis species, usually less than 2 inches long. This is easily the most badass creature I’ve ever seen.