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Good morning everyone and Happy Hug a Bug Day. While perusing my 2011 bug file for something to post today I came across this Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) I photographed in August at the reclaimed strip mine. I know, I posted two other series of different Chinese Mantis from last season, but I thought one more wouldn't hurt.


As for these photos, they're all of the same male, an immature one at that as it wasn't fully grown. Maybe four inches (10 cm) in length. Fully grown they can easily reach six inches (15 cm). The nice thing about Mantids, is that they make for great photo subjects. They're not easily scared or intimidated and rarely fly or scurry away once spotted. They seem to be as curious about us as we are of them.


Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a truly nice day.




ISO400, aperture f/11, exposure .002 seconds (1/500) focal length 300mm

I like the Praying Mantis, they're slow and willing to work with you. Part of a shoot that never got posted, today's the day!


Chinese Mantis (Tenodera Sinensis)


Micro-Nikkor, 55mm f/2.8 Lens, natural late day sunlight (after dinner) from the field.

Miscanthus sinensis plumes grow even in freezing temps here in Minnesota.. I just loved how it looked with the sun shining on it and the wind blowing it's feathery plumes .


Thanks so much to everyone for your wonderful comments!! I really appreciate them!!! ; )

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common name: Haawaiian hibiscus

Family Malvaceae

Larva feeding on Liquidambar.


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To be honest, I chickened out of using the first title, "Don't Believe the Internet - The Cat Ate the Hummingbird!!!" I chickened out because I love all creatures (well the jury may be out on the Giant Water Bug) and I'm not a heartless bastard, my occasionally warped sense of humor came up with that title. I hope you forgive my moment of indiscretion. :)


At the end of summer I mowed the field I call my back yard and came across dozens of these guys in the grass and weeds. Sorry but each time I stopped and relocated them.


Chinese Mantis (Tenodera Sinensis)


Micro-Nikkor, 55mm f/2.8 Lens, natural late day sunlight from the field


GLICINIA./ Arbusto trepador de hojas caducas y de floracion abundante en forma de racimos de color lavanda y de unos 30cm. aproximadamente. Muy utiliyada para pergolas. Es originaria de China.

Stick your neck out and have a great day!!! :))


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common name: Haawaiian hibiscus

Family Malvaceae

Mauremys sinensis ~ 斑龜 ~ 原始的圖像大小 Original Image Size : 5184x3456 pixe via 500px

EXPLORE: Highest position: 57 on Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Comunemente conosciuta come "Glicine" è la mia pianta da fiore



Commonly known as "Wysteria" it's my favourite flowery plant...


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... makes the whole world kin."

William Shakespeare


Chinese Silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis)

"White Swan" HIbiscus Rosa Sinensis




ブッソウゲ (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, rose of China, Chinese hibiscus) は仏桑花、扶桑花、朱槿、桑槿とも書く。極めて変異に富み、8000以上の園芸品種や雑種が知られている

Macro capture of the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, an all-time classic :-)

Vivid red to get you in the mood for an exciting weekend!

Best viewed Large, On Black.

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis). This tiny immature (approx. 8 mm in size!) mantis did not want to hold still for a shot! It was moving too quickly in the brush so I coaxed it onto my hand.

Taken at Picton Castle and Gardens on the Cleddau Estuary, Wales, UK.

No graphics please.

Good morning and Happy Hug a Bug Day to everyone. Today's featured insect is a Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis), which I photographed while in search of butterflies & dragonflies. Up until last week I hadn't seen any Chinese Mantis while afield, but since then I've seen a number of them. The Chinese Mantis is by far the largest and most common mantis found locally and shouldn't be confused with the Carolina Mantid, which can be seen at the below link...


Maybe it's me, but I find Mantids have a very intelligent look about them. Especially in the way they look directly at you as this one did while photographing it. It was almost as though it was well aware what was happening and was about ready to tell me to bug off.


So you'll know, the appearance of small pupils in a Mantis's eyes is an illusion created by its compound eye structure. Which explains why these illusionary pupils can be seen from whatever angle you view a Mantis...regardless if the Mantis is looking directly at you or not.


Thank you for visiting...and I hope you have a truly great day.




ISO400, aperture f/11, exposure .004 seconds (1/250) focal length 300mm

Continental "Sinensis" Cormorant...


Have a nice weekend friends x

Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze


Order: Ericales

Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia



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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 AEJ



Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Réalisée le 20 novembre 2014 à Deberaweva, Sri Lanka.


Made on November, 20th / 2014 in Deberaweva, Sri Lanka.

Early instar, captive bred on Liquidambar styraciflua.


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Yellow Bitterns are the smallest of the bitterns. Hunting small fish, frogs and invertebrates, they take smaller prey than the Cinnamon Bitterns, with which they share their habitat.


Like other bitterns, Yellow Bitterns are solitary. They hunt quietly alone using their long powerful bills to grab their prey. They slip easily and climb quietly among the bottom of reedbeds and undergrowth. While they usually hunt from cover, they may also forage over floating vegetation, e.g., water-hyacinth beds. They are more active at dawn and dusk.

3rd instar, 12mm, captive bred on Liquidamber.


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Entre tanta papallona i tanta calor... vaig poder trobar un exemplar de Hibiscus amb bon estat i aprofitant que m'havian deixat una Raynox.... va sortir aixo!


Miscanthus sinensis Andersson, 1855


Panasonic DMC-GF1

Sightron Japan Inc. (In the past, Tasco Inc. Japan.) Tele-Tasco 70mm F5.6 (Model No.8080)

for RMS Mount Close-Up Bellows Macro Lens. Made in JAPAN. Year of manufacture : 1979

Tele-Tasco 70mm F5.6 is Triplet Type Lens (Lens Construction 3 elements in 3 groups)

This Lens is New! but Street Price is US $4.95

The true Triplet Lens is called Cook Lens, This Lens is a Photographic Lens designed

and patented (patent number GB 22,607) in 1893 by Mr. Dennis Taylor who was employed

as chief engineer by T. Cooke & Sons of York, UK.

RMS Screw Mount to M42 Screw Mount Change Adaptor (Thickness : 3mm)




Miscanthus sinensis

Centroupus sinensis


Crow Pheasants are non-parasitic member of the cuckoo birds.It is also known as the Coucal. A widespread resident species in southern Asia, from India east to south China and Indonesia. It found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation.The Greater Coucal is a large bird which takes a wide range of insects, caterpillars and small vertebrates like snakes.

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