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24Jun/088

Baby Praying Mantis

Right before our bike ride this past weekend Shannon made an interesting discovery: there was a small cluster of at least 8 baby praying mantis (manti?) crawling on her bike handle. Click to enlarge:
Baby praying mantis on Shannon\'s bike handle

How cool is that?! Mantis usually lay eggs in the fall, and once the weather warms up the eggs take 6-8 weeks to hatch. Keep your eyes open out there - lots of very cool bugs to see as summer gets into full swing!

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  • James Roberts

    Cool! I used to see Praying Matiseses every so often when I lived in the midwest. Not so much in Texas, but I did see a stick bug the other day (not my picture, but an accurate representation):

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/537642651_239fb65cb1.jpg?v=0

  • James Roberts

    Cool! I used to see Praying Matiseses every so often when I lived in the midwest. Not so much in Texas, but I did see a stick bug the other day (not my picture, but an accurate representation):

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/537642651_239fb65cb1.jpg?v=0

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  • micheljohnson98

    great shot! mantis never looked so cute before i saw this pic ..

  • Thanks! I just wish the picture were more in focus.

  • great shot! mantis never looked so cute before i saw this pic ..

  • Thanks! I just wish the picture were more in focus.

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