PRAYING MANTIS

Stock Photography By Howard Birnstihl

PRAYING MANTID: praying and preying, stalking, mating, eating, egg laying, feeding, hatching, moulting, dying. The life & death of the praying mantid as it interacts with the common garden dwellers like blowflies and gekkoes.

 Mantis on red leaf
Mantis on red leaf
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Praying mantids mating
Praying mantids mating
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Mantid eating fly
Mantid eating fly
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Egg laying
Egg laying
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Praying mantids emerging from egg sac
Praying mantids emerging from
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Praying mantid moulting
Praying mantid moulting
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 Mantis on leaf
Mantis on leaf
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Mantis hunting a stick insect
Mantis hunting a stick insect
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Gecko eyeing off its prey
Gecko eyeing off its prey
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 Gecko eating mantis
Gecko eating mantis
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Praying mantids mating
Praying mantids mating
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Image Details for PRAYING MANTIS

1. Mantis on red leaf. Preying mantis with its antennae errect as it keenly watches its next victim

2. Praying mantids mating. Praying mantids mating whilst the female continues with her dinner

3. Mantid eating fly. Close-up of green praying mantid devouring fly

4. Egg laying. Close view of praying mantid laying her eggs in her specially constructed ootheca

5. Praying mantids emerging from egg sac. Tiny green praying mantids emerging from their egg sac or ootheca

6. Praying mantid moulting. Praying mantid hanging upside down under a leaf, after having shed its skin and waits for the new skin to dry out and harden

7. Mantis on leaf. Preying mantis travelling from one leaf to another hoping for greener pastures

8. Mantis hunting a stick insect. Close view of preying mantis stalking a stick insect

9. Gecko eyeing off its prey. Gecko peers at the silhouette of a mantis in the garden shrubbery

10. Gecko eating mantis. Close view of gecko eating a green mantis

11. Praying mantids mating. Close view of praying mantids mating on a garden plant

 

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