Posts Tagged: antennae
Whenever folks post photos of praying mantids, their readers expect to see prey. You know, the hapless bee or butterfly that made the fatal mistake of getting too close to those spiked forelegs. This praying mantis (below) appeared to have been a...
A praying mantis perches on a blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Well, hello there! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis startles a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A close-up view of an antenna of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it's probably a duck. If it looks like a bee, buzzes like a bee, and visits flowers like a bee, it might not be a bee. It could be a fly, or more specifically, a syrphid or flower...