The magma mantis is a notorious little insect rahi of volcanic areas. Whereas it doesn't get it's fame from attacking on purpose, it is more known for the burnmarks it's bite causes.
The mantis sees by heat and attacks mainly insects smaller than itself and eats them using the strange extra pair of claws it has.
It is not aggressive, but lacking wings it moves around on larger creatures. Having a defensive character because of bad vision in it's home, the volcanic areas, it is eager to bite whenever feeling threatened, emitting it's acid.
The burnmarks tend to heal, but in many cases stay permanent.
So, this is my entry for the Bio Cup round 3 against Cheesy Q. For multilimb category I didn't want to build a spider or such, the most common options. I ended up with a mantis with an extra pair of arms around it's belly.
I'm glad that mocpages allows uploading again, things appear fixed now :) Good luck to my opponent NoWhereMan.
Wow, not bad. You are definitely giving Cheesy a run for his money. Amazing job I must say! I also built a mantis for my Bio-Cup entry. I must say that I did great! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/282690. Good luck!!