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Praying Mantid


Praying Mantid

These are usually green in my area but this one was almost the same color as the redwood she was sitting on. Just had to get a picture.



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Oh Yeaks!! I don like em.. but great pic Skip!

25 Nov, 2008

 

Great photo Skippy..

25 Nov, 2008

 

Not a very friendly looking individual is she ? lol

25 Nov, 2008

 

These insects are so good for the garden and harmless to humans...I have a picture of my granddaughter when she was 3 watching one crawl all over her...her daddy was showing her how great they were to watch...

25 Nov, 2008

 

Never have seen a brown one before, that's cool! Looks very big too!

25 Nov, 2008

 

About 4 inches long, Wohli....probably a female based on the large abdomen..I had never seen one of the larger ones in any color but bright leaf green

25 Nov, 2008

 

excellent photo

26 Nov, 2008

 

Wildlife constantly astonishes me. Don't see anything like this in England though.

30 Nov, 2008

 

Beautiful photograph of a lovely creature, well done.

3 Dec, 2008

 

I add to the applause. Mine are green, if and whenever (rarely) we find them. They were much more numerous back East. I too have never seen a brown one before, but for for Camouflage reasons. it makes sense.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Do you suppose it had something to do with the time of the year? I don't usually see them this late in the year.

8 Dec, 2008

 

I love the picture, it is kind of creepy, but...
If I saw that I would go out of my mind!!!!!

16 Dec, 2008

 

Oh, but they are so gentle and fun to watch because they do a lot of rocking back and forth and they fold those front legs into a praying position most of the time.

16 Dec, 2008

 

I guess it's all about what you're use to.

16 Dec, 2008



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