Nov 4, 2008

Mantis Bonanza

Time for another mantis bonanza. I can't find who to credit for these photos, but I'm assuming they belong to the uber-talented Igor Siwanowicz.

Most of these specimens are of the exotic Asian variety. Asia gets all the cool mantids (even most of the ones you encounter in North America are Asian imports).




10 comments:

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

it's beautiful

LisaL said...

Wow, that first one is insane looking!
Definitely a very neat bug!

Bird said...

The top one is HUGELY ugly... I kinda like the others. They are elegant.

T and S said...

Incredible...I didn't know they come in so many shapes, sizes, colors. Amazing collection...Thomas

shewalkssoftly.com said...

I've never seen anything like the first one. Absolutely amazing.

Haphazardkat said...

Fantabulous mantis pics!
The second one reminds me of the aliens on Mars Attack.

Gack Gack!

Kit said...

Look out! They know kung fu! THEY KNOW KUNG FU! *cowers in fear* Their bark is worse than their bite... usually. *returns to cowering in fear at the memory of the biting mantis*

Vanessa said...

I adore mantises (sp), and these tykes are fantastic!

bats :[ said...

Star Wars.
So freakin' Star Wars.
I love 'em.

Ai said...

The third one down looks like a giraffe. :D