Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina - male)
Welcome back to the blogosphere, its nice to have you posting again. The mantis picture is great. They are so hard to bring into focus.
Excellent capture! Eating a moth. That explains why I last spotted a mantis one night on the ceiling of the little porch over the front steps! It was hunting! ~karen
Thanks, Shelly. Getting back into the blogosphere (both reading and posting) is one of my New Year's Resolution for 2011, and I'm just jumping the gun a little. I hope this resolution works out better than most of those I make.
Yes, Karen, this particular mantis was also on the porch ceiling above the outdoor light. By August, our male mantids are hunting almost all the time, either for food or females. They often discover the porch light area is a bountiful food court.
Now that's a very cool photo! Happy new year, marvin!
Thanks, Wren. Happy 2011 to you too.
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