Tiny Tiny Praying Mantis

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© Ann Reece
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UploadedMay 25, 2010
TakenMay 23, 2010
Exposure2/137 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length4.6 mm
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This is the smallest Praying Mantis that I have ever seen! It was about 1/4 to 5/8" long. The Praying Mantis will attack and this one was trying to attack my son. It was so cute and funny : )

25 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 May 2010):

    Wow! That is a tiny insect...They look like a piece of a twig of leaf. I didn't realize they could attack..

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (24 May 2010):

    Great shot and info, Ann!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (25 May 2010):

    Wow how did you spot that...lovely patterns and texture on the bark..

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2010):

    I had no idea they were aggressive. Good eye to spot him on all that tree, though!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2010):

    Wonderful textures everywhere. These little predators blend in so well!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    VERY teeny tiny! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Back to vote ...It really fits the theme well.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    So right for this theme. Voted.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    cool shot WELL SPOTTED

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    They are kinda cute, aren't they? "Yeah!" R

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Like a little piece of jewelry! Great find and capture, Ann! voted.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    How you spotted this I have no idea, I had to get my magnifying glasses out, great capture and entry Ann☺

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    how nice the texture!!!!Vote!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    yes mantis is chemofleged!!!!Beautifully done!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    Wow, tiny indeed!

  • Cory Reece

    Cory Reece said (12 Mar 2012):

    I thought it was the tall, brown, nonexisting one at first.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Mar 2012):

    There are small praying mantis's; however, no such thing as a small prayer--cute capture

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    A wee one! Gets a plus vote here!

  • Barbara Huffert

    Barbara Huffert gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Amazing capture!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Apr 2015):

    Back to vote!!!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (9 Apr 2015):

    Must be a new hatch. You were lucky to see it at all! Voted!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (16 Apr 2015):

    Well spotted!! Voted!

  • Daniel Zuercher

    Daniel Zuercher gave props (18 Apr 2015):

    Great capture. My vote

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (26 Apr 2015):

    He is tiny ! Voted !

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