Monday, June 26, 2017

Praying Mantis Obsession

Me, yes, I am obsessed.  This guy is fascinating and today I finally saw it eat one of the aphids we deliver fresh every day.  In the first photo below it is munching on one like it is an ear of corn.  I'm not satisfied with the photos though, so I'm going to keep trying.  It gets visibly bigger every day!  When I reached in to see if it would climb on my finger, instead it leaned back, reached up, and punched at me, reminding me somehow of the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz.  "Put 'em up, put 'em up!"  In the last photo below, it was climbing up toward me and looks almost curious.  Maybe?

Who wants to be an entomologist?







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