Tar and Abby

Monday, September 22, 2014

Praying Mantis all grown up

Apparently you can tell male from female by turning them over and counting their abdomen rings - like that's going to happen....

5 comments:

S'A said...

You don't have to turn them over, or even touch them. The males are "thinner" then the females. Maybe that's just this time of year? I've always got plenty in the yard, now I'm curious. I'm sure I didn't just dream this up. Oh, it's Monday and I'm already confused. Excuse me...

Bob Slatten said...

I won't be touchin' 'em either.

And thanks to S'A I won't have to ....

Jeanne said...

Now, isn't he/she the Looker! I find the praying mantis quite fascinating! Will have to look at the few I have in the yard and see if I see a difference in their girth....

mistress maddie said...

Well, this has me wondering why SyFy hasn't done a killer Praying Mantis movie yet. Have you seen their eyes following you yet?

the dogs' mother said...

yup, they are very aware.... (shiver!)