Chinese Mantis Tug-of-War #3
Tenodera sinensis
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2004 Photograph, Two Female Chinese Mantises (Tenodera sinensis, Family Mantidae) in a tug-of-war over an Annual Cicada, Huntley Meadows, Alexandria, Virginia, © 2019.
The mantis at top is trying to steal the cicada from the mantis at bottom.  The lower mantis has gradually pulled the cicada down to her.

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