Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Fall and Hungry Visitor

Just moments ago this end of season visitor landed on the window ledge. Posing perfectly as only a Praying Mantis can. I wonder what he/she is praying ( since pickings are slim right now )...or warmth ( since it is a little cool for moving around ).

We know that this mantis religiosa is probably a female as most males have been eaten by their mate by this time of year.

We know that they are predators of opportunity and will grab anything that comes within range of their claws. Take a look at one or two of the videos in the video bar to get a sense of this hunter. 

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