CLOSED: Look who was waiting for me!!!!!

Aurora, IL

This "little guy" was in my drying glads. When I moved the sack, he (she) jumped out and scared the living heck out of me!

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Aurora, IL

All told, he (she) is about 8 inches long. Praying Mantis, Right???

Look how he (she) is looking at me!!!

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Louisville, KY(Zone 6a)

thats right praying mantis

(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL(Zone 9a)

They are so cool! I've seen two this last month- the first ever in my life! That is a terrific shot!


San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

I love their cute little faces.

Aurora, IL

Carlab68, I did a little research, Chinese Mantis, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis:
Margaran, Thanks. I sat there for about a half hour just taking pictures and watching HER. Awsome creature! I kinda 'directed' her away from the walk area on the porch so no one would step on her. Yes, it's a female from the quick research I did. Females are larger and not as brightly colored, like birds.
Htop, I don't know about 'cute.' LOL Definately a beauty in the mantis kingdom!
Also, apparently a garden 'GoodGal.'

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Here is a photo of one I named "Cami" (for camouflage). It reminded me of my kids when they were quite little posing for their studio photos with shy little smiles on their faces.

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Aurora, IL

Isn't it funny, how they seem to "pose"

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