I should probably start a blog solely for my favorite insect - The Praying Mantis - Here is the tiny Carolina Mantid - Beautiful isn't she?

A proud pose by a very pregnant mother-to-be.
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She's always on the alert for that next meal. Did you know that a captive preying mantid can literally burst if overfed? A survival instinct for the mantis I'm sure but it seems a bit like gluttony to me. Hmmmm..... maybe all of her insect prey TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE! ;0)

Photo of this Richmond, Virginia native by Carolyn Hietala

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