Jan 26, 2008

Brandishing Colors


I hesitate to post on this...dare I say, pretty...mantis. But mantids have a home here, and all are welcome, even if they decide to show off their wings and dilute the ugly pool.

Jade sent this photo, taken by the illustrious Igor Siwanowicz. I assume the bug is brandishing his colors in an effort to frighten Igor away.

I want to make a kite out of that pattern. In part to entertain my kids, but also to frighten off any aliens that might be planning an invasion near my house (the LGMs would see those eyes staring back at them through their telescopes and choose another neighborhood). I assume that if it works for bugs, it works for people.

10 comments:

Leslie said...

I'm assuming this is the Elizabeth Taylor mantis, what with the violet eyes.

Shay said...

lol. i still think its gross tho. i mean, look at the bumpy legs, and that bony nuass up under the ornge wings. and thoses eyes are creee-py. it looks like its waving at you. yuck.

Shay said...

i meant mass, btw. nuass= mass. tying on a laptop is not a skill i posess.

Shay said...

*laughing hysterically* tyPing. goddammit.

Yvonne Navarro said...

Fabulous Mantis!

Theodosia said...

Just wow!

Jade said...

I just love the "number 9" mantis :)

Anonymous said...

perhaps the kite idea could be used on a certain younger brother you have mentioned before, instead of aliens.

the wings are pretty, the bug is ugly :)

Kritter said...

I love it--so flamboyant! Especially the "jazz hands"!

Shay said...

jazz hands?? you mean the "im coming to suck out your braaaaaiins" hands. yeesh.