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A Praying Mantis in our garden
Lens: 18-55mm DA kit lens Camera: K100D 
Posted By: Enkephalin, 10-15-2011, 08:43 AM

This guy was in our backyard garden and seemed to be looking right at us.

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10-15-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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He looks like he wants to fight! Nice shot!
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She *IS* looking right at you! Did you know there's a thriving international black market in illegal pet mantids? Yes, they're cute, while they last.
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You did well to spot him.
There's a lot of them in Japan, but I very rarely see them...must be my eyes.

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my favourite critter, a great capture and interesting bokeh. Praying Mantis used to be attracted to me as several would hitch a ride on my shoulder or arm as I hiked. Since moving north I don't see them anymore. Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
She *IS* looking right at you! Did you know there's a thriving international black market in illegal pet mantids? Yes, they're cute, while they last.


I musta been part of that international black market than

I've kept gongylus gongylodes, Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, Phyllocrania paradoxa, Parasphendale agrionina, Rhombodera sp., among other more local species in the past

From what I can tell, you have a stagmomantis sp. in your photograph
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I musta been part of that international black market than
As long as you eat them, that's OK. Just don't traffic in pets.

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