Vulture CrabVulture Crab (Vulturicancer mediterraniensis)Vulture Crab1 year ago in Other More Like This
This terrestrial crab has a hard, waterproof exoskeleton. It lives in the Mediterranean and scavenges from dead animals and even exhibits cannibalism. Females lay large clutches of eggs in what few bodies of water remain and will even fight one another for any particular body of water. They are 8cm in length.
New Zealand Bird Eating MantisMantititan aviphagusNew Zealand Bird Eating Mantis2 years ago in Other More Like This
The New Zealand Bird-eating Mantis is a large 17cm long carniverous mantis from New Zealand.Its exoskeleton is very spikey to protect it from predators. It waits in a grove of plants until a prey item comes by and, using its powerful hindlegs, leaps out and crushes its prey with its forelegs. As its name suggests its prey items are birds.