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Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

Posted by cliff_and_joann z7 L.I.,NY (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 13:12

...and a welcomed one at that!


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RE: Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

And they're both beautiful!


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RE: Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

Cool!

I'm envious.........I have tons of lotus aerials and not a single blossom.

How come sometimes the mantises are green and sometimes brown? This is funny..........the other day I visited my favorite local Wild Birds Unlimited store. I was walking around, looking at all the interesting stuff. I saw a metal sculpture of 2 praying mantises. But then I thought I saw 3. I looked closer and the female had the male's head in her hands and the male was headless. It was really funny, yet a bit bizarre!

I just noticed the reflection in the one petal.........what a great shot!


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RE: Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

Catherine, the mantises have the ability to change color to blend
with the background.
The female bites off the males head after mating.


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Catherine, the mantises have the ability to change color to blend
with the background.
The female bites off the males head after mating.


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RE: Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

Then it should be pink on your blossom, right? :)

I knew about the female mantis biting the male's head off.........I just thought it strange/funny/curious that someone went to all that trouble to make a sculpture of it! lol!


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RE: Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

Awesome picture...I love the way the shadow of the mantis is showing through the lotus petal. Kathie


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RE: Our Lotus had a visited yesterday!

Wow... Birds and Blooms would love that picture!!


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