I was surprised to find this praying mantis on our recycle bin a few mornings back. Was able to get the mantis onto my finger after a little coaxing...fun!
Mantises are an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families. The largest family is the Mantidae. Mantises are distributed worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. They have triangular heads with bulging eyes supported on flexible necks. Wikipedia
A short video here If you have time and are interested - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHf47gI8w04
Thanks for your views, comments and critiques, much appreciated!
October 23, 2019
From MyDailyPic 2019