Mantid on Board

We brought a nice lantana back with us from Fort Stockton, a birthday gift for my wife from my brother and sister-in-law. After it was situated on the back porch, Debbie called me to take a photo of what might have been a stowaway on the trip home.

Photo - Praying Mantis

He's wet because she sprayed him with a hose before she realized he wasn't a grasshopper. I think he's a little miffed, if the expression on his face is any indication.

It's also more than a little creepy the way he follows your movements with his head and eyes.

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Those dudes are great to have around tho - they munch lots of the other nasties who would otherwise have their way with your pretty plants & flowers.

I love the expression on it's face! Great photo!

Eric, Remember they do like humming birds. We find them bothering our's.

Eric, you were the one who alerted me to that fact some time ago and I googled it again and it is still there. Praying mantis and humming birds. Not a pretty sight.

How did I miss this one?! Another amazing photo! I don't think I've ever seen a praying mantis up this close. The eyes are definitely probing, aren't they? And also cartoonish. Wow!

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