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Today in the garden I found another preying mantis. For more information on these curious creatures check out this link on mantids. The second one is much bigger than the first and dark in color with a green abdomen.
Here is the picture of the first one which was much smaller and it even had green eyes! This is the picture of the second one.
Are the females larger than the males? Since they eat their mates' head, they must be.
Here she is looking right at me. E. T. for sure! I don't think they look at all like they are praying, more like waiting for prey. They move pretty fast. This one kept scurrying away from my camera lens.
It was a rather dull day with overcast gray skies so I will leave you with a couple of photos from the weekend on Martha's Vineyard with my daughter in celebration of her birthday. The sunsets were glorious and eating lobster on the beach is a great way to end a day.