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|"The praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) is a species of insect of the family Mantidae native to Africa and introduced throughout the Mediterranean area and Asia and North America ... |
... The praying mantis is a diurnal insect 5 to 8 centimeters long.
Both sexes are airworthy; however, the female burdened with the approach of spawning can only move with its hind legs described as ambulatory. The male is smaller than the female of 2 or 3 cm but its very slender character often gives the impression of a difference from one to two. The antennae are longer, his abdomen is thinner, and there are eight sternites for the buck against six for the female. The end of the abdomen is different because if the male has two tails as the female, is observed between these two styles and lack of ovipositor.
Its front legs, called "captors" are pikes and are able to fold and relax deeply. They are used to catch prey sometimes large (up to small birds and bats, and can sometimes make injuries more or less important to human skin) or hanging vegetation to climb. A névroptère, flying insect with transparent wings, Mantispa styriaca, has the same legs before the mantis. It is smaller. Similarly, a crustacean is called "mantis shrimp" because of its morphological similarity (shape tongs). On the inner side of the front legs, eyes spots recall. She shows abusers spreading her legs when she wants to scare them. At the same time, the mantle may deviate more or less wings widely, and may lead to the so-called "spectral" with wings folded and fanned out against the marker position. Is not venomous, it is harmless to humans (though it may bite if handled carelessly the).
His bulging eyes wide apart and give it excellent stereoscopic vision (which gives a human vision but up to 20 m). Unlike other insects, the mantis can rotate its head 180 degrees, allowing it to track the movements of its prey without moving the body. It has two compound eyes (or facets) and three ocelli (simple eyes) between the antennas. The last seat on the sense of hearing; specialized sensilla, namely mechanical receptor, pick up the vibrations of the air produced by the flight of an insect. These sensilla, called filiform, are also known in other Orthoptera. There are brown or green individuals in the same places. Their cryptic coloration, they can easily go unnoticed in their midst; however, the correlation with the substrate seems more accidental than intentional. These features make this insect a specialist in stalking.
The praying mantis lives better in the summer because insects are present. It does not fly very fast or very far. It does not lack power in the wings. His chest is frail but her front legs and powerful mandibles. It acquires its definitive that during the last molt, but never launches into long migrations wings, she sometimes hunting moths into homes ... "Wikipedia
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Hello Magaly - Welcome to Trek nature. I like your very first picture which is a Mantis. Well managed BG. Quite well focus on its body, although a part of its body remained dark. Hope to see more picture from you. Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE. Best Wishes- Srikumar
Ciao Magaly, nice se you here, a great welcome on TN, great portrait of lovely mantis, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2014-11-03 14:03]
Salut Magaly,des bons details sur le visage et une perspective tres jolie,image originale,il y en a une presque egal dans ma galerie depuis l'Espagne.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano