Orchid Mantis

Orchid Mantis
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Scientific NameHymenopus coronatus
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationResting upon white flowers.
Date AvailabilityApril - November
Time Availability8am - 5pm
Sales Price2,400 Bells

The Orchid Mantis is one of the two mantises available in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.


[edit] How to Catch

The Orchid Mantis is quite rarer than the regular Mantis, bearing a unique appearance and higher selling price. Given these facts, this bug can only be seldomly found on white-coloured flowers planted throughout your Town and no other breed. Caution and reflexes are required when approaching such a specimen for the final catch.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Orchid Mantis:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I caught an orchid mantis! It hunts in flowers!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught an orchid mantis! I kid you not, man!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Orchid Mantis in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

These pretty critters look like orchids, so it's difficult for predators to spot them.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

These critters look like orchids, so it's hard for predators to locate them.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Ah, the orchid mantis fools other insects by looking like a flower, eh wot? Bugs approach for nectar... CHOMP! The mantis attacks! It shan't fool me, though! Just look at it! Can't you see the antennae twitching? Blech! Duplicitous wretch!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The orchid mantis has the awful habit of disguising itself as a flower in order to avoid its enemies. ...I say "awful" because of how revolting it is to touch a flower and feel the belly of a mantis! Oh, it was so soft and vile! Blech! The memories! I try to suppress them, but they always come flooding back!

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Orchid Mantis actually dwells on the Orchid flower since it can use it's physiology to blend in with the plant as a defense mechanism. They're native to rainforests located in Indonesia and bugs such as bees and lizards are their natural prey.

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