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Meet 'Mantis Master Keeper' Andrew Pfeifer

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Who isn't fascinated by a praying mantis, that pre-historic looking predator that lurks on a plant and snags honey bees, butterflies and other insects in lightening-quick lunges? And who isn't fascinated by those who study them, rear them and share...

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

A male Parasphendale affinis (budwing mantis) (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
A male Parasphendale affinis (budwing mantis) (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

A male Parasphendale affinis (budwing mantis) (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

An orchid praying mantis that Andrew Pfeifer bred and reared. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
An orchid praying mantis that Andrew Pfeifer bred and reared. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

An orchid praying mantis that Andrew Pfeifer bred and reared. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

This amazing photo is an adult female Parasphendale affinis. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
This amazing photo is an adult female Parasphendale affinis. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

This amazing photo is an adult female Parasphendale affinis. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:41 PM
 
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