They’re Babies!

While out on the back porch recently, I noticed a strange occurrence. I looked down at the bag that we use as a weight, and I saw several small specks.

Baby Praying Mantis

These are teeny tiny white specks from a distance.

When I looked closer they were tiny baby Praying Mantises. To show how really tiny they were I put a dime beside them.

Baby Praying Mantis'

The babies and a dime.

As I continued to watch them, one by one they hopped off and flew into the breeze.

Baby Praying Mantis

They flew from the bag onto the grass.

The ones that are lucky enough to make it to adulthood will  grow as large or larger as this adult on our back yard light.

Praying Mantis

This light attracts all sorts of critters.

The theme for Photo 101, Day 14 is “Scale & Observation”.  There are many things to observe of different scales…in the campo.
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9 Responses to They’re Babies!

  1. That’s really cool! Up there with the Gecko.

    • indacampo says:

      That light is a great attraction. We just have to keep our eyes open for critters. 🙂 Glad you liked it.

  2. cristina61 says:

    I’m not sure why praying mantises are so cool, but they definitely are! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • indacampo says:

      You’re welcome and I love the Stick Bugs and Praying Mantises, even the large Grasshoppers with big wings we get here. Although they are a little destructive. 🙂

  3. Wow, I’ve never seen baby mantis’, how cool! Thank you, for sharing these 🙂

    • indacampo says:

      You’re welcome. It only goes to show the things we can see if we take the time to look. 🙂

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