Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Mantises

I am back from vacation and everything looks good except for more weeds. I found out this morning that I probably still have at least 3 praying mantises in my front yard. I only saw 2 this morning but the other is probably hidden.

The thing is that this morning one of the mantises I saw has fully grown wings and the one I photographed in its spot a few days ago did NOT have wings. HMMM. Anyway, here is the mantis from a few days ago. I am not getting up right now to photograph the one sitting on the ichiban right now. Perhaps the mantis grew wings in 4 days?
Here's my cabbage mantis who contrasted quite nicely with this red cabbage. She is AWOL this morning.
This mantis is this morning's surprize. It is missing an arm and is brown instead of green. I have no idea why this is so, I mean the color difference.
This final mantis is not from my garden. It is from my vacation. It was pretty tiny and seemed annoyed by me while my garden mantises are indifferent to me. I believe that this is a carolina mantid.
I don't know much about mantises but I think they are cool.
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Diana Lee said...

Welcome back. Missed your photos:)

Gabrielle Marsden said...

Thanks! I just found a mantis skin in the eggplant pot!