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| The BUGarium, located in the Botanic Garden of the @ABQBioPark
, is one of the largest insect zoos in North America with over 60 species of insects and other arthropods on display. Some of the most popular exhibits include a massive colony of leafcutter ants that travel over guests’ heads along a vine, a closet-sized enclosure filled with foot-long stick insects, and a collection of praying mantis species from across the globe. While most people are familiar with the typical green mantises seen in gardens, BUGarium visitors encounter bizarre and beautiful species like this giant golden mantis (Hierodula sp.) from southeastern Asia. Close relatives of the often maligned cockroaches, praying mantises are strictly predatory - larger species like this one can even subdue small birds.
To see a portrait of this mantis, check out @joelsartore
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