Praying Mantis Personality

I was going to sit down in one of our patio chairs when I noticed a praying mantis had stolen my seat. There haven’t been many mantises around the house this year, so I grabbed my camera. The mantis was a little suspicious of me trying to take pictures and it quickly flew away, but three yards wasn’t far enough away to discourage me from tracking it down.

 

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A suspicious mantis hiding behind a patio chair arm.

 

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It didn’t like the look of things and quickly flew away. Fun Fact: Usually only male mantises are capable of flight.

 

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The mantis looked surprised when I skillfully tracked it down over a whole three yards into a bed of flowers.

 

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This is a great way to clean your feet – by nibbling on them.

 

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The same goes for your antennae.

 

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The mantis had some pretty good camouflage. Maybe that’s why I haven’t seen very many around.

 

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“Are you still here?” -annoyed Praying Mantis

 

I didn’t expect to see quite so much personality from an insect.

 

Macro Mystery #18 reveal:

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Macro Mystery #18 reveal – the end of an Ethernet cable!

 

Macro Mystery #19 clues:

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Macro Mystery #19 clue 1 – the side.

 

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Macro Mystery #19: clue 2 – the bottom.

 

Do you think you know what this object is? You can write your guesses in the comment section below. The answer will be revealed next week!

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