Mantis photo shoot

Some photos of our office pets…the mantids are some of my favourites!

Ghost Mantids (Phyllocrania paradoxa) (I’ve posted photos of them before…we raised these guys from little itty bitty babies)

This guy was really hamming it up…

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

A beautiful creature!

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

No paparazzi!

Mantis photo shoot

Like a belly dancer!*

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

African Twig Mantids (Popa spurca)

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

Budwing Mantids (Parasphendale agrionina)

Mantis photo shoot

Hello?

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

And…my favourites…the Thistle Mantids (Blepharopsis mendica)

Mantis photo shoot

OMG so adorable

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

Mantis photo shoot

*I briefly tried googling an image for this and quickly decided against it.

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