Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Creepy Bug

I was lucky enough this morning to have taken these pictures of one of my favorite creatures, the Praying Mantis. At first I thought I had seen the aftermath of their mating ritual, where the female kills the male, but it was actually just where this guy (or girl) had just shed its exoskeleton.

If you look closely in the background, you can see the Mantis looking at its former self.

It looked proud of its new "skin".

This wasn't really Halloween related... but some people might find it kind of creepy and I thought it was kind of neat.

1 comment:

Rot said...

I'd be proud of that new skin too.
She's a beaut.

These are great photos.