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Friday, October 7, 2011

Two photos of a Praying Mantis from coastal photographer Siegfried Matull

Praying Mantis is the colloquial name for Mantodea. It's a beneficial insect to have around your garden as it eats flies and mosquitoes, among other insects. It has the ability to change color to camouflage itself.

This picture shows off its lovely wings, wings to make a fairy jealous!

And here is one camouflaged as a stick.
Thanks to Siegfried for allowing me to share his photos here with you!


Ms. André Herself said...

I love the praying mantis pictures, especially the first one with that wonderful vibrant green. Just wonderful!

Jeanne Jackson said...

Siegfried really caught magic with the first photo. I had no idea their wings were so beautiful!