Baby Ghost Mantises!

I photographed the ghost mantises in our lab when they were juveniles…well, they grew up and two of them mated and the lady mantis laid an ootheca (egg case), and just last week the mantises hatched out!  They are so adorable, and just a couple of millimeters long.

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Nom nom, munching on a fruit fly

Nom nom, munching on a fruit fly

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Contemplating his/her reflection?

Contemplating his/her reflection?

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9 thoughts on “Baby Ghost Mantises!

  1. Okay, I agree . . . too much like Alien to suit me! But they do have a certain delicate elegance, yes>? Still . . . they also have the gives-me-shivers quality as well! I’m just glad they are small, but I can imagine them human sized and it’s definitely enough to give you the willies!

  2. Pingback: Mantis photo shoot | standingoutinmyfield

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