Sunday, July 17, 2005

Praying mantis

After finding all those praying mantids yesterday, I found this guy in my yard. I just love the mottled brown coloring.

I think I'm going to release most of the ones I brought home from the fair, except for one good-sized female. I like to have a couple females to keep for "show and tell" purposes because they are big and they won't fly away. The mantid in this photo is a male, though, so I'll leave him where I found him. The males can fly, so he will be free to find a mate for himself when the time comes.
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