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Mantis religiosa trademark

This is the same species of mantis that I shot a few days ago. Again found roaming my house walls at night (for all I know, this could be the very same insect...). The white thing you see at the top-right of the picture is actually the bottom of my mailbox, so you can understand that the insect is actually hanging upside-down on the wall! This capture is not that good, but I uploaded it because it showcases the Mantis religiosa trademark (see note).

 

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Other shots of the insect that day:

* Full body portrait (the coolest)

* Close-up

 

and a few days before:

* Close-up with a funny title

* Full body portrait

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Taken on September 28, 2006