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Summer garden memories for Jan. 29

Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 29, 14 at 8:27

I was not aware that a mantis could be a color other than green. This one was on the Russian Sage in August.


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RE: Summer garden memories for Jan. 29

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 29, 14 at 9:16

Isn't the mantis the insect--is he an insect?-- which can change its color to blend in with whatever it's near? Or is it that he can stay immovable for so long that his 'prey' is fooled--and then, he pounces!? In your picture, Jim, I had to look closely to see him. Thanks for sharing.


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RE: Summer garden memories for Jan. 29

The ultimate camouflage


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RE: Summer garden memories for Jan. 29

I first thought it was a walking stick, since they are brownish.
All the mantises I had seen here were green. Learn something new every day.


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