Monday, October 3, 2011

Praying Mantis female

Photos by Matt Ball, 10/1/11 

While watering this Desert Marigold in my backyard on Saturday morning, I 'caught' this praying mantis putting the finishing touches on her egg casing. As of Sunday evening, 'mom' is still hanging around that plant. (You'll note it's directly in front of the heat pump.) Wouldn't it be neat if we could witness the 'hatching'?

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