Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mantis Giganticus


This is the biggest praying mantis I've ever seen. Photographed in Ceredo this morning.

UPDATE: Here she is chewing on her own antenna.

3 comments:

kenju said...

Times must be tough all over! LOL

She's a marvel.

Kyle @ Photo-Ventura said...

Chewing its own antenna? is that what they do when they get nervous??? Here's my contribution to insect portraiture: a tiny 8mm grasshopper! http://photo-ventura.blogspot.com/2010/06/ah-grasshopper.html
not as sharp as yours, but cute!

HKatz said...

That's the last thing the male sees before he gets his head bitten off.