Grasshopper

Grasshopper

It was fascinating just watching the little wing things on this grasshopper’s back moving in and out and making crick-crick sounds.

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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

I haven’t seen one of these for a while. This European Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa) was under the plastic sheet covering a pile of gravel I have in the garden. Freaky, alien creatures….

Years back, in Portugal, I kept one as a pet and the only thing it wouldn’t eat was a Cicada – but they’re even scarier…..