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Hi Claudia...Not only cool but highly beneficial; they love grasshoppers!
I love seeing these.I had two in the blueberries, I saw that as a good sign.One would run up my hand and jump over to the bush. It was as if I was getting in her way.I have also spotted a real lady bug on a tree in the yard- eat away baby!
Hi Meredith...I think seeing praying mantises is a good and fortunate time. This is the first year we have had any in a long time.I love that one would run up your hand.My ladybugs have been eating anything that comes along!
one of the most elegant looking bugs
Hi Michele...They're elegant and other worldly at the same time. Talk about being streamlines for purpose!
Dearest Suzi,Beautiful photo! It is praying AFTER the meal however...'Hugs,Mariette
Hi Mariette.....I guess they are giving thanks for the meal on a full stomach!
They are so prehistoric aren't they! xox
Hi Corrine....Indeed they are!
I haven't seen any praying mantis in UK. There were lots, mainly green ones, in my parents' garden. They used to lay egg bags on plants, and lots of babies hatch at this time of the year. : )
Hi Midori...I usually see the green ones too. I think the browns are a different type. We saw her catch a fly and eat it today. These ladies are fast!
great shot, I love praying mantis, they always seem to be looking at me when I look at them. once when I lived in Arkansas one was on my windshield and I didn't notice till I was halfway to town, I slowed down and finally found a place to pull off and he was still there. I got him to walk onto a piece of paper and put him in some shrubs.
Hi Linda....It's nice to see you back in the blogging world again. It always surprises me when I see how tame these ladies are around humans. We are hoping to see some egg sacs; no luck yet.
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