Saturday, October 18, 2008

Praying Mantis


Whenever I see these amazing bugs, I stop and look. I want to pick them up and play with them. They are cooler than cool.





I found this guy just hanging on my house - in a nice shady spot on a really warm afternoon. He wasn't in any hurry to go anywhere, and he let me take some pictures of him.








This guy was BIG! and very friendly.

6 comments:

MaryMarsh said...

Cool pics of the praying mantis! Did you know that the praying mantis is the official state insect of South Carolina (where I live)? Well, I didn't know either. lol! Hubby just told me! Learn something new everyday! :) Thanks for sharing your pics!

Anja said...

What neat photos! I love the Praying Mantis, they are amazing insects and very pretty - I think!

TheSingingBird said...

beautiful, thanks for sharing
and for visiting too...hugs

Mare said...

When i was a little girl i used to see Praying Mantis all over the place. All the kids would be afraid of them but i used to pick them up and carry them around (i was a wierd kid)I cannot tell you when i saw one last. It's sad...

Jenn said...

That "guy" was probably a gal! :0) The females are huge, whereas the males are quite small. She probably just finished him off for dinner!! HAHA!

sherry said...

well, there's a bug I do like.