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See-Through Mantis Eats Fly In Mind-Boggling Video

The glass mantis, scientific name Sinomantis denticulata, is a pretty spectacular creature - its exoskeleton is nearly translucent, so whatever it eats can be seen going down the tubes, through its head and into its thorax. The result is mind-boggling: intriguing, grotesque and beautiful, all at the same time.

WARNING: The images below may be disturbing to some audiences.

This young glass mantis shows how it's done - eating a blue bottle fly, he looks startlingly like he's made of exactly what his name suggests: glass.

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The food can even be seen moving through the insect's body.

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See the entire bizarre phenomenon below.