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  • Curator's pick
    Kallima inachus (dorsal view).
    Naturalized collection

    Kallima inachus, Chine

    Scientific name
    Kallima inachus
  • Curator's pick
    Lethocerus giganteus.
    Naturalized collection

    Lethocerus giganteus, Thailand

    Scientific name
    Lethocerus giganteus
  • Curator's pick
    Lohita grandis.
    Naturalized collection

    Lohita grandis, Thailand

    Scientific name
    Lohita grandis
  • Lonchodes brevipes.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Lonchodes brevipes
    English name
    Gray's malaysian twig
    French name
    Phasme
  • Curator's pick
    Lucanus cervus.
    Naturalized collection

    Lucanus cervus, male

    The female of this species can be found at number 24 of this display country of origin: Hungary).

    Scientific name
    Lucanus cervus
  • Curator's pick
    Macrodontia cervicornis.
    Naturalized collection

    We live everywhere

    Under the same theme, this species can also be found in the mural display of Insects from Tropical Forests - America, specimen number 11 (country of origin: Brazil).

    Scientific name
    Macrodontia cervicornis
  • Curator's pick
    Macrotoma hayesi.
    Naturalized collection

    Macrotoma hayesi, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Scientific name
    Macrotoma hayesi
  • Curator's pick
    Manticora imperator.
    Naturalized collection

    Manticora imperator, Zambia

    Scientific name
    Manticora imperator
  • Mantis religiosa.
    Live collection

    Praying mantids are 4 to 6 cm long. These large, elongated insects range in colour from light green to greyish-brown. They use their specialized forelegs for catching prey.

    Scientific name
    Mantis religiosa
    English name
    European mantid
    French name
    Mante religieuse
  • Curator's pick
    Mecistogaster rotundatum.
    Naturalized collection

    Mecistogaster rotundatum, Peru

    In the same section, under the same theme, this species can be found at numbers 1 and 5 of this display (country of origin: Peru).

    Scientific name
    Mecistogaster rotundatum