August 28, 2006
Praying Mantis, Mantis religiosa
We found this enormous insect carnivore sitting on an ear of grass in
the Kingsley Park bio-swale. It turned its triangular head to study
the camera, but never moved until a wasp landed at its feet. Perhaps
the mantis didn't consider such a well-defended creature to be a good
meal: it reared back and the wasp flew away.