Yes, Praying Mantis! Doesn’t it look like it’s praying to you?

Maybe for a meal, maybe for a safer spot than the column on my front porch to lay her eggs, maybe for me!  But – look at this little lady and tell me she isn’t praying! I’m speaking of course of the comments received about whether or not this cutie is a Preying Mantis or a Praying Mantis.  At the moment shown, she (six sections on her abdomen vs eight for a guy) is looking straight at us, and obviously sees I’m in need of prayer! (and that my porch column could use some scraping and painting, sigh). FYI, a praying mantis is the only insect … Continue reading Yes, Praying Mantis! Doesn’t it look like it’s praying to you?