Saturday, September 3, 2016

Critter: Praying Mantis, September 3, 2016

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 28, 2016
The Praying Mantis gets its name from the way its front legs resemble hands folded in prayer. It is the only insect that can turn its head 180 degrees (a half-circle). Praying Mantis' are usually welcome in the garden as they eat many insects pests, though they may eat beneficial insects as well.

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15 comments:

  1. Hello!:) That is one enormous Praying Mantis, and a great capture.
    I have a bit of a phobia about them, as when I was a child, one large Mantis fell on my head, as we were eating lunch, and it wouldn't move. I know they are harmless, but ever since that day, I am wary of them.

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  2. Looks like a buggie day at Saturday Critters. Great capture.

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  3. Hello, cool sighting and photo of the Praying Mantis! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I haven't seen one this summer!

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  5. An amazing creature. Great photo Lea.

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  6. Oh how neat. I don't think I have ever seen one out this way.
    MB

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  7. Magical shot of that beautiful praying mantis ~ Great photo!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  8. quite a close up You 2 are friends

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  9. I have always loved the Praying Mantis

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  10. Great picture of the little beasrie!

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  11. I like praying mantises. Haven't seen any this summer though.

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  12. Interesting critter. Looks like an alien. :-)

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  13. Thats a great picture - this one looks a big bigger than ours, which are also not this colour. We often find them on the fly wire doors in summer.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Just back in Melbourne!

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  14. interesting! First time I see one that is not green. Looks nice.

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