THE SPINY FLOWER MANTIS
Native to southern and eastern Africa
While at rest Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is well camouflaged. In fact, its imitation of a flower is so good that prey insects will attempt to pollinate it. Instead, the mantis seizes and eats them. P. wahlbergii is very aggressive and has the ability to kill prey several times larger than itself
The top photo shows the spiny flower mantis in a threat display, spreading its forewings,making itself appear larger, and prominently displaying its eyespots to startle would-be predators.
Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Mantodea > Hymenopodidae > …
Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Stål, 1871
In all seriousness I made this because it’s one of my pet peeves for guys to assume I’m dressing up/wearing makeup for THEM, but then after I made this, I’m like holy shit I made that hair dryer fuck that shoe. So then I had two reasons to put it on tumblr.
Saying,. “I prefer my girls natural”. Good thing I’m a grown woman and not your possession. fucktard.
Reblogging because it’s true, and because I have that exact flat iron, but in purple. :D