Saturday, October 15, 2011

Praying Mantis

This Praying Mantis just stayed put while I was able to take some shots. They will devour any insects that come their way, including beneficial insects. They are well camouflaged with sight up to 60 feet, they will lie in wait for their prey. Their heads can swivel 180 degrees. They are prey to birds and since they fly at night, the bats are also their predator. The adult female will eat her mate after mating. An intriguing species.

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