Here we are!

Here we are!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Praying Mantis

We have had a praying mantis hanging on the inside of our screen door for about two months. It finally molted its third molting. Did you know praying mantises molt? Neither did I! Apparently, they turn green and get their wings after the third molt. We have tried to "release" it and it just doesn't want to leave that narrow place between the glass sliding door and the screen door. I think it's all those delicious dead bugs stuck in the cracks. Maybe it will fly away now.
Here you can see the "skin" it left behind.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Wow! That's super cool! We had a couple praying mantises in our gardens (front and back) but never got to see the cool molting! God's nature project in action for your boys (and you) to see! Amazing!