Cone head mantis
|Copyright: Yanni Arvanitis (Steppenwolf) (57)|
|Medium: Black & White|
|Date Taken: 2011-03-13|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-03-13 23:20|
mantis are always very fascinating. Your shot is even more because you choose black and white. Well done. Perhaps the picture is a bit grainy.
It's a cone head mantis (Empusa fasciata) and not a praying mantis.
It is better to present it in its natural environment. They don't like the open and would normally stand upside down.
They sure look like aliens. I love those.