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_MG_8118 Almost Turquoise!

_MG_8118 Almost Turquoise!

Was shocked when I spied this one downstairs. It was definitely this color - looking almost turquoise. I think it's a female, judging from the segments in the lower half of the body.

Canon EOS 20D
1/160s f/22.0 at 60.0mm iso400 full exif

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Isabel Cutler13-Jul-2007 23:22
I don't think so...I've seen mantids on this plant before and they didn't have this much cyan in their color.
Patty Church13-Jul-2007 20:16
It looks like maybe they reflect the colors around them.
Digital Nuts13-Jul-2007 18:59
How interesting! I am really puzzled as to whether they take on colors of what they rest on but I have not seen it mentioned.