Chinese Mantis Tug-of-War #5
Tenodera sinensis aridifolia

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2004 Photograph, Two Female Chinese Mantises (Tenodera sinensis aridifolia, Family Mantidae) in a tug-of-war over an Annual Cicada, Huntley Meadows, Alexandria, Virginia, © 2014.
The mantis at top is trying to steal the cicada from the mantis at bottom.  Here the top mantis is barely holding on.  She can't get too close to the other mantis who just might put her on the menu too!

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