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Close Encounters

A close up of a False Garden Mantid (Pseudomantis albofimbriata) who was as interested in me as I was in him.

 

These things tend to cruise around alone. I occasionally see them entangled in spider webs however they are quite adept at escaping. In fact this one had a few strands of web attached to its back and legs - maybe it had a lucky escape?

 

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Taken on July 11, 2008