My Under Belly
After a lovely warm day yesterday it sure feels cold today.
I was wondering what to use as my blip today when I saw this Praying Mantis walking along the outside of the window. They sure looking interesting from underneath.
About the Praying Mantis
The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. The larger group of these insects is more properly called the praying mantids. Mantis refers to the genus mantis, to which only some praying mantids belong.
By any name, these fascinating insects are formidable predators. They have triangular heads poised on a long "neck," or elongated thorax. Mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.
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