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Who's a pretty gal!

This juvenile Mantis has just shed her non-flying shell, and will soon be ready to fly off to lurv and adventure...who would not be interested in a comely-featured gal like this!

 

[Disclosure, for Mary...I stroked her lightly on the back to encourage her to look at me.]

 

Mantis

Who's a pretty gal!

This juvenile Mantis has just shed her non-flying shell, and will soon be ready to fly off to lurv and adventure...who would not be interested in a comely-featured gal like this!

 

[Disclosure, for Mary...I stroked her lightly on the back to encourage her to look at me.]

 

Mantis

comments (15)

Amazing creature , Ray. Good close ups.
Ray: I am very attracted to these critters, Frank.
Hi sailor!
Ray: Imagine if these were as big as Humans, Larry.
Beautiful photos of her! I wonder what the missing unicorn horn is for?
Ray: She does seem to be growing a horn, Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Mar 2018, 04:26
Man alive these are some cracking shots. I assume you also can now carry the title of 'Mantis Whisperer'....??
Ray: A gorgeous critter, Astrid, and I enjoy the challenge of getting close enough for shots like this.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Mar 2018, 05:22
I think she likes the look of you, too, Ray!
Ray: Mutual admiration in the garden, Lisl... smile
HA! A face only Mama would love, right?! smile
Ray: Ha Ha

I think she is gorgeous, Ginnie!
On dirait qu'elle prend la pose pour toi.
Ray: e crois que tu as raison, Martine ... Je l'ai caressée légèrement pour l'encourager à me regarder.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Mar 2018, 06:37
I thought she was eyeing you up as a potential mate, Mate
Ray: It was the gentle stroking of her back wot dun it, Squire...all gals seem to like this!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2018, 06:41
I think she has intentions in your direction. Not being an expert on the mantis and the two large things that would be ears on say a dogs head are they eyes or ears?
Ray: It is a look of lurv, Alan!

Those "ears" are actually eyes...insects don't have ears.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Mar 2018, 07:51
What a weird looking thing Ray.
Ray: Ain't She a purdy gal, Chad!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Mar 2018, 07:56
Great shots of this here mantis. Reminds me of someone, but it i not my mother in law.
Ray: Reminds me a little of Dame Edna Everage, Louis.
They are the strangest looking of characters.
Ray: Exotic loveliness, Brian...
I think stroking a gentle mantis and disturbing a fire ant nest is quite different. She is a beaut.
Ray: smile Indeed, so!

If you gently stroke a Mantis it may cooperate with you, and will not bite.

If you disturb a Red Ant nest, you will be bitten!
I think she likes you Ray
Ray: I have visited her every day for about 3 weeks, Bill...I am confident she remembers me, and knows I am not a threat to her.
up close and personal Ray... two great shots....petersmile

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