Showing hallmarks of both a praying mantis (pictured) and common roach, Alienoptera featured a triangular head, powerful jaws and strong forelegs for hunting. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Alienoptera: scientists find bizarre hybrid of praying mantis and cockroach in 99-million-year-old amber from Myanmar

Predator and prey used to be closer than they are now, but were they at some point one and the same?

Topic |   China science

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Showing hallmarks of both a praying mantis (pictured) and common roach, Alienoptera featured a triangular head, powerful jaws and strong forelegs for hunting. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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