Praying Mantids #2

Challenge #170 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This is a repeat of a challenge from 2013, to showcase the interesting insects, Praying Mantids (or Mantis); order Mantodea. These insects can remain very, very still, then catch their prey at lightning speed. Show us praying mantids outside in their natural environment, not under artificial conditions. Google Praying Mantids for more information on these exceptional creatures. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE.
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NIGHT PORTRAITURE
who is my enemy?
If i get you in my claws..
Who is playing with the lightswitch
over there!
Bon appetite.
After the kill .
Mantis Waiting for Prey
Beady eyed
Praying mantis
Flower Mantis
baby mantis reaching across...
Salute.
Waiting
Bluff
Mantis
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Praying Mantis
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