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29th January 2012, 07:19 AM
29th January 2012, 11:57 AM
What an intelligent/inquisitive looking fellow/gal! It must be a professor in the bug world We don't have any stick insects in these parts that I know of. Thanks for sharing
30th January 2012, 01:43 AM
It is a praying mantis. Ohio has a lot of them.
30th January 2012, 03:35 AM
Down here we call them preying mantis... aka Politicians.... and we seem to have far more than we need....or can afford......
30th January 2012, 05:35 AM
I've always heard the ones in the picture referred to as praying mantis, and they are quite common around here as well. The other type also, unfortunately.
Originally Posted by ucci
30th January 2012, 06:32 AM
It's great how he looks like he looking at you and posing for every shot. Do you mind telling us what lens and setting you used?
30th January 2012, 06:49 AM
Not an expert but the brown ones would be males and the green females.
Mantodea (or Manteses) is used to identify this order of insect. Praying Manteses is the colloquial term. Praying Mantis is commonly used to refer to the European variant. Preying Mantis is a colloquial term used to denote either the insect here or dirtbags who prey on good (and bad) people.