Praying Mantis on Rose Bush
A young Mantid, not quite 2 inches long.
Perched upon spent Coneflower seed-head
A young Carolina Mantid chowing down on a moth, early August, west KY, USA
Carolina mantid eating one of those orange bugs
carolina mantid on cardinal climber vine, just ate larvae out of wasp nest
egg mass of the carolina mantid
A very large female Carolina mantid, praying mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) which is a native of thte U.S. - Sure wish I had my new camera when I took this photo.
Prayin matis on Christmas catus
Mantid on Rose bush. I disrupted it's hunting, as it was hanging upside down, underneath rose leaves.
He is just a baby.
I found this one as I was watering my flowers. Check out the water drops clinging to her. (I'm guessing this one is a female) It's fun to watch them sway back and forth.
My pet Mantis giving me "the finger"
In the dark of the night, a young praying mantis has torn into a live moth with its right foot. The moth is peering up at the mantis as if to say, "Please don't kill me!!"
Did not like being photographed. On a ginger, August.
This is just a baby that I found on my yarrow.
Found this little one while weeding around a holly tree.
Carolina mantis ootheca (egg sac) layed on 10/13/08 while in captivity in my garage
5 ft up on the side of my house and not wanting to have the attention of a picture.
Posing for the camera...September 2008 in Lincoln, Nebraska...
Female PM, reportedly prepared to lay eggs. First observed in fall, but no aphids at all in rose garden earlier, so many others may be hiding.
Classic "praying" pose
Taken at workplace, daytime shot, Durham, NC
Durham, NC (day shot)
Night shot, workplace, Durham, NC
Another night shot, workplace, Durham, NC
Walking on window, night shot, workplace, Durham, NC
Mantis laying eggs, night shot, outside of workplace, Durham, NC
Zone 7a -- A mother in waiting...glad to have this GOOD bug in my gardens. Just sorry for her mate!
Zone 7a -- Another view
About ready to lay eggs
Here's looking at you...
Tiny praying mantis on mandevilla in East Texas, Spring 2007.
I first found her on my cactus- she's since wandered all over my container-garden.
I hoped to get a better picture- she didn't like being disturbed. I love her pretty blue nose! :)
She kept moving out of view- definitely didn't want me messing with her huntin' groove. *chuckle*
Baby Mantids Hatching Out On A Warm Spring Day
Watchoo lookin' at?
Campsis radicans provides near-perfect camouflage
Couple mating on Brugmansia leaf
Closeup of tiny nymph feeding
Nymph on dahlia leaf
Mantis eating a bumble bee on marigolds.Early Dec. 2012, AR. zone 7b.
Mantis on brick siding, early Nov. 2012, AR. zone 7b.
Carolina Mantis ootheca