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Friday, September 04, 2009

Big Mantis

I think this is a Tenodera, a Chinese variant of the praying mantis. Googling, that's what I come up with as the likeliest match. This monster, easily five inches long, hung out on the door at my work all day today. I think she'd just eaten her boyfriend.

Fearless, the door was opened and closed many ties. As I moved the camera in for a closeup, the head would turn to scope out what was coming, but I failed to scare her off. Thought about trying to hold a ruler up for scale, but I figured that'd blow the game for sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That mantis is AMAZING!