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Invisi-Mantis | by Mean and Pinchy
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So far this year hasn't been great for mantises; not even the Chinese mantis (most common species). I almost didn't see this one, blending in amongst the flower leaves and weeds in the field. I considered bringing her (I think--still a nymph and I didn't count segments) home as a pet, but there don't seem to be as many mantises as usual this year, so she needs to be free to...make more mantises for next year.

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Taken on July 3, 2010