Bad Landing

by Ricardo September. 16, 2009 3295 views

Sphodromantis gastrica aka Giant Green Mantis

Actually I must say these bugs have never fascinated me. Simple for the fact they are big, and they look kinda scary! This one has landed in my aunt's leg, and she very scared throw it away to the land. I saw it and took these pics before it flies away again.

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Tom 7 years, 8 months ago

Very cool captures Ricky, I have not seen one of those critters in ages

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Hong S 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice pics,, but this is one of the creature im scared of,,I remember mostly can find another creature in the belly of this

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 8 months ago

A louva-Deus também me fascina. Imagino que ambas, (a tia e a louve-Deus) ficaram ambas assustadas. Belas linhas.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Balã¡Zs 7 years, 8 months ago

It's really green and frisky. :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marco 7 years, 8 months ago

Na minha opinião, os insectos possuem a vanguarda de estilo, linhas, cores, etc etc etc...

Este set é um bom exemplo disso!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 8 months ago

WOW Ricky. This is such a good post.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Bogi 7 years, 8 months ago

awesome creation!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 8 months ago

:) nice shots in that green colour

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nikolas 7 years, 8 months ago

WoW ! Great captures!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 8 months ago

Well caught!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 8 months ago

Looks like a sculpture. Great series. Love the triagular head with bulging eyes

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Yegnesh Kalyanakrishnan 7 years, 8 months ago

Hey this is good.....I like the last one!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 8 months ago

Well, I don't blame your aunt....I wouldn't want one to land on me either! I guess it was okay if it flew away after it landed. These are great shots of a very interesting insect, Ricky!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jormi 7 years, 8 months ago

it looks really big! hehe great captures ;)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pickledherring 7 years, 8 months ago

i've been wanting to take pictures of the Praying mantis but no luck at all. i think they're disappearing or i did not look hard enough.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 7 years, 8 months ago

Cripes that is one big leafy critter you've got yourslef there Ricky. Top find :-)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 8 months ago

Very cool capture...I don't see these too often you captured it so well :))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mitchell 7 years, 8 months ago

OMG those are my FAVORITE.. they are soo creepy looking.. one time I bought two egg sacks full of them 200 in each egg or something close to that number.. and I left them in my room thinking it still had time to hatch and they all hatched while i was gone and I had them ALLLL over my room and my bed and clothes.. HUNDREDS it was soo gross and I had to pick up each individual one and put them in a plastic cage!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 8 months ago

amazing set !! well done,

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Doris 7 years, 8 months ago

Yes - it looks scary!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lys 7 years, 8 months ago

¡Es increible! ¡Enorme!
Excelente post Ricky

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 8 months ago

amazing....

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Boszorka65 7 years, 8 months ago

Wow! Great set and work. Thanks for sharing:)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 8 months ago

very nice looking small animals! very.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dr. Ali Niazi 7 years, 8 months ago

good shots #5

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 7 years, 8 months ago

oh wiat i am bug. no i am a plant . ok i give up i dont know what i am :D

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 8 months ago

awesome shots!!.......they do look like aliens!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kasia And Michaå‚ 7 years, 8 months ago

She (it's a female, isn't it) looks so mean you gotta love it! I wouldn't want to touch it however ;)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 8 months ago

Excellent find, Ricky!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dzmitry Samakhvalau 7 years, 8 months ago

:)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 8 months ago

Like an alien... :-)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 8 months ago

I think Mantis are pretty cool. Nice pictures.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Amir Honarmand 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice Pics Man ;)

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