Monday, September 10

character from a sci fi Movie

Mantis religiosa or Praying Mantis
Is she not an amazing creature! Hollywood special effects artists couldn't come up with anything any better, in my humble opinion. Being a photographic model was not something she was real interested in doing, so I shot pictures as I could with the camera at hand.  She has left an egg case on one of my garden trellises, so I will be looking for her children in the spring among my delphiniums and iris.


Red said...

Rather elegant creature. Awesome photo. Good luck recognizing the children as they will be in a different form.

Murr Brewster said...

I'm always surprised by the big belly. She's like an insect goat.