Monday, February 12, 2007

Mantis Monday for 2-12-07

(Quick, while it's still Monday!!)
Spotlight on another exotic species. Cilnia humeralis.
Here is a thread from the Mantid Forum with lots of pictures of this mantid. The females are really "chunky", and they remind me of a primitive sculpture, such as the Venus of Willendorf, especially when they are gravid.

And here's a really striking photo by Lysmenia on Flickr.

I have never seen this species in person. I only "discovered" it recently, online.
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