A monster inspired by an insect

The Praying Mantis, an amazing insect well known for certain amorous dietary habits. Praying Mantis are impressive enough to pass as a monster on their own, especially when looked at closely - their giant spiky forelegs are used for grasping prey and some have beautifully coloured wings for alarming predators. I decided to keep my Mantis monster fairly close to the original insect, adding a flashy coat for this stealthy predator to wear and show off on its hunt for food.