Tag Archives: predator Insects

Young Praying Mantis on the Hunt


This youngster was hunting when I disturbed his concentration.  As you can see he’s looking at me.  I was so attracted to him I did not see the spider below.  Thankfully, the camera picked it up.  I did not stick around to see what happened next.

Dan O. De Ment


Praying Mantis on the Prowl

Praying Mantis on the Prowl

This Praying Mantis had been hanging onto the siof my wife’s watering can.  I took him out to the garden and he quietly slid down into the mulch to do a little hunting.  The light wasn’t the best so I did a litt,e work in Photoshop Elements 6 to make him more presentable.  He turned his head to watch me a couple times.  For such a top insect predator they’re not afraid to crawl up your arm and have a look.  I’ve nevef seen hostility from one to people – just curiosity.

Dan O. De Ment