Let us Pray?

Popa spurca  Young African Twig Mantis.

Found this morning on a daisy leaf.

Only the second time I have encountered this species.  The last time was in October 2015 according to my files.

This was a rare and special treat.

 

Ark.

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11 thoughts on “Let us Pray?

    1. Indeed it is. When you notice one small mantis there are usually a number of its siblings nearby. Alas… no such luck and as intrepid as I am I wasn’t up to going jungle bashing.
      I popped up this morning but no sign …

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      1. Yes. I’ve seen green and brown ones. A friend with a mister in the desert attracted all sorts of bugs I’d never seen. One was a huge stick bug about four inches long.

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  1. A question enters unbidden the vacant mind … do these little guys ever get infected with or invaded or colonised by short-sighted little camo-expert spiders?

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  2. I’ve just remembered why that image looked so familiar to me! We bought one of our granddaughters the book “Stick Man” (Julia Donaldson) for Christmas one year. It’s a wonderful story — son-in-law told me he had tears in his eyes the first time he read it to the kids. 🙂

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