Thursday, August 18, 2005

This Season's Big Mantids

The same day that I found the two big grasshoppers, I also found a huge sub-adult female praying mantis.

She was getting close to her final moult.

Here she is, all grown up.

What a face!

We have mantids in green, too. Here is my green girl in her jar. She was stalking a cricket.

Now she's all grown up, too. But she's about 1/2" smaller than her brown sister.
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