Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Praying Mantis Eye to Eye
Praying Mantis, most likely a male Stagmomantis limbata or perhaps a Stagmomantis californica, giving me the look over. I suspect he had a run in with the local Orb Weavers, as his right front leg (viewer's left) seems to show a little big of web residue. The male S. limbata are attracted to lights and are a bit skinnier. The females apparently do not fly. This picture reminds me of some of the critters in the Sci-Fi movies. You can almost imagine that him holding a cup in one hand, chatting on a bar stool (name that movie!).