Lunatic Carnival

29 September 2014 9 Comments Home » Insects etc.

A new-born mantis is all but invisible,
master of ceremonies at a lunatic carnival.

A new-born mantis is all but invisible

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Samantha Biobabbler said:

    Delightful, ALL of that post. *happy sigh* Amazing shot.

    Reminds me of a story my gardening goddess aunt told me. Noticed an ootheca was hatching, and after the 1st one was “born”, it stood watch for subsequent siblings to be born, and ate them as soon as they were out. Aunt finally could not take it, and relocated eldest elsewhere. I think about that a lot. THAT is a dyed-in-the-wool predator. Wow.

  • Sofie on G+ said:

    Gorgeous work as ever, Rick!! Love the caption too. :-)

  • Mark on G+ said:

    Wonderful shot, love the DOF and detail. :)

  • Laurie on Flickr said:

    Amazing little bug – such a great pose.

  • Pete on Facebook said:

    Now there’s a concept worthy of theatrical treatment.

  • Siro on 500px said:

    Nice macro.

  • Leslie on Jungle Dragon said:

    Awesome picture!

  • Diane said:

    So polite, so regal, so DEADLY! But oh so beautiful close up!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Always beautiful.

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