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saly Oct 10, 2011 11:58 AM

More drama in the flowerbed
 
I have never seen so many praying mantis as I have this summer!! This huge pregnant female was going after the skipper butterfly. Despite her lightning speed, the skipper got away and the mantis was left with her arms full of flowers. It must have been the load she was carrying...;) FZ35+LC55

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banksy Oct 10, 2011 5:57 PM

Well captured story. Gotta feel a bit sorry for the mantis though.

lorenww Oct 11, 2011 8:55 AM

Great shots. Not sure of who I'm rooting for though.

saly Oct 11, 2011 10:06 AM

Thanks banksy and loren - I did feel sorry for the mantis. I know what it's like to be pregnant and hungry...;)


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