Saturday, September 19, 2015

PRAYING MANTIS

I just had these photos sent to me by my mother-in-law Celia.  She found this Praying Mantis on the driveway just now and said its eyes followed her every movement, and when she went back a short time later it had already gone.  Aren't they great photos?  She said I could put them on my blog to share with you all.  Thanks Celia!   











You can find out all about this fascinating insect if you click here.

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think they're very cool creatures.

Sandra said...

they are on the 'so ugly they are cute list' ..really beautiful photos of this guy

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Amazing creature! We don't get them in the UK of course, but my friend sent me a picture of one sat on her bicycle handlebars in Spain. Their eyes follow you everywhere!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, they are awesome photos. I rarely see the praying mantis. Happy weekend!

pattisjarrett said...

Love these! Great shots, how nice of her to let your share them with us. It looks to be good-sized, too. We found a dead one on our window screen this morning and wondered what happened to it.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! great captures.

Elephant's Child said...

Brilliant critters - and photos. Thank you Denise, thank you Celia.

Lyn said...

It does look like an alien! Good photos of it! Xx

KaHolly said...

Don't see too many of these much anymore!

Jeanne said...

Great shots of that monster. They are quite aggressive you know. Not with humans but with other creatures. I don't know if it's true or not but someone told me the kill hummingbirds.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow - he's huge, what a great shot.

Linda said...

Denise, I love the Preying Mantis! They are great at killing insect nuisances in the garden. I think they look cute, too. LOL! Great captures!

Adam said...

I find them really creepy

Red said...

Awesome photos. these guys are all about camouflage. Somehow this guy wasn't with the program when he sat out on the driveway.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful captures!

orvokki said...

Never seen like this, it is a very strange looking and huge-sized grasshopper. I do not know what to say, it is really quite ugly and dreadful looking. I do not like any bugs, not even little ones, so fortunately we don't have such big grasshopper here in Finland.
But the photos are really lovely and beautiful.

Valerie said...

The photographs are fabulous. The PM is bigger than I thought and quite cute, if that word can be used to describe an insect... smiles.

Country Gal said...

Oh look and he is even posing for the photos ! Nice shots . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

gigihawaii said...

That's a cute bug. I used to see them a lot in my father's yard, but have not seen them in my own yard.

SweetMarie said...

we have a small family in our backyard. they're so weird, but cool! :) great pics!

Rose said...

They are great pictures...praying mantises are fascinating.

Don Wood said...

THEY ARE WONDERFUL
Thanks for sharing them. XXX Don

Kay said...

Have had several of them on my patio this summer. They are so ugly and aggressive. It is so strange how their tail looks like a leaf and they seem to have "rose thorns" on the back of their front legs.

genie said...

These are amazing shots...especially that macro at the end. What neat little creatures.

maryaustria said...

These are really amazing photos!

Lowcarb team member said...

What great photo's.

All the best Jan

Ranita Sinha said...

Beautiful capture..