Video: Devil's Flower Mantis Battles Human Thumb

Posted on September 3, 2011

A Devil's Flower Mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) can be seen battling a human's thumb in this video posted on YouTube. The flower mantis is a species of praying mantis that mimic flowers. There are many different types of flower mantis.

The mantis strikes the thumb over and over again to no avail. The mantis is very dramatic and very brave. We hope its owner takes good care of it. Take a look: