Orion's Photos: places - Illinois - uiuc - 2000 - mantis

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I met this (approx. 2-in) praying mantis in early September, 2000. I was building a large set of shelves for my apartment, and discovered the mantis on the sliding doors of my deck (in Champaign, Illinois). (S)He seemed content to just sit on the glass all through the morning, afternoon, and evening. (S)He would occasionally stir and move to another section of glass, but didn't seem to catch anything when I was watching. Not at all camera shy, as you can see.

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