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_MG_2277 One of my babies?
21-AUG-2008

_MG_2277 One of my babies?

What a surprise I found on my sliding door screen - 30 feet off the ground. This is where I released a lot of mantis babies last year (onto my potted vegetables). As per Flo's suggestion in the comment area I have checked with bugguide.net and it is, indeed, a Chinese Mantis.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/125s f/5.6 at 90.0mm iso800 full exif

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Flo Hendry26-Aug-2008 03:17
bugguide.net might be able to tell you what kind of preying mantis this gal or guy is. Very nice shot, so lucky to catch in on a screen instead of a plant. The ones I have see in CA are all green and really hard to see as they look like part of the plant...amazes me how much they can turn their heads.
Rachel Pennington23-Aug-2008 03:59
That is one spectacular shot! Beautiful.
Jeannie22-Aug-2008 19:04
Good shot!
Deborah Curriere21-Aug-2008 22:18
Love it! They say your kids return home sooner or later these days. My best friends 30 yr old son returned home 6 months ago ......I'm sure she would have preferred this baby...at least she wouldn't have to work 2 jobs to feed it! Very cool shot Isabel!

Deb c
Guest 21-Aug-2008 20:44
I doubt that it is a Chineese mantis, I'll bit it was born in the USA! A nice crisp shot.
Jane21-Aug-2008 17:51
A beautiful little fella!
SAL Photography21-Aug-2008 17:27
Great shot !I found a small one on my Snail Vine whe knows where it came from!
sal
Judith Barnett21-Aug-2008 17:19
Oh how wonderful and a very nice shot! I have seen a couple when they were much smaller and I hope I see more of my babies too! Very different color than mine were, mine were all green.