This is the biggest one that I have ever seen. Totally deserves a quick post.
Are you ready for one of the funniest words ever? In Afrikaans, which is the second language spoken here in South Africa. A Praying Mantis is called a “HOTTENTOTSGOT”. How cool is that? I wish I was involved in naming some stuff 🙂 No wait, I wish I could hear you trying to say that out loud. LOL.
These photos were taken in a hurry so please don’t expect too much.
This one was actually quite friendly and was totally unfazed with me picking it up and looking at it.
Named Praying Mantis due to its praying like stance or more likely for it’s deadly hunting style. You decide?
On a happy note. After mating the female bites the males head off. I suppose that is one way to keep a guy faithful.
Love and respect.