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Leaping Power of Mantis1

Nature volume 20, page 481 | Download Citation

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I CAN state from my own observations of several different species, both in Ceylon, South Africa, and Fiji, that the power is possessed by many, chiefly in the larval stage, and that the distances they can spring from branch to branch are very considerable for the size of the insect.

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  1. British Consulate, Noumea

    • E. L. LAYARD

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