Both the body and limbs of the Spore Mantis resemble fallen trees. In fact, bark is a part of the species' epidermis. Beneath this deceptive layer lies a parasitic slug.
While attempting to contact the other members of his team, Jack Chapman sat down on a fallen log, which suddenly began to move. Chapman fell off the log, which revealed itself as a Spore Mantis. Chapman scrambled to recover his machine gun and fired it at the creature, damaging its wood-like armor. After calling out several times, the Spore Mantis turned and walked away. Confused, Chapman turned around, only to be confronted by a Skullcrawler, which promptly killed and ate him.
With its tree-like body, the Spore Mantis can blend in with surrounding forests.
Spore Mantises possess "bone-crushing" jaws.
Spore Mantises digest and envelop their prey with a "protein-rich sap." As a result, their victims can easily be identified in their "crystalline amber" feces.
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