PRAYING MANTIS- on a tree finger
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Icache4Life
N 33° 14.508 W 085° 09.210
16S E 672032 N 3679613
Quick Description: This oversized display is located in Ephesus Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2005 7:46:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM3WZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoMonkeys
Views: 82

Long Description:
When the tree broke off, the stump was saved and a praying mantis was added.

  • Praying mantises are about 2/5-12 inches according to species. Their colors vary, ranging from light greens to pinks. Most mantids are pea green or brown. The tropical flower mantises, which resemble flowers, are usually light colors such as pink. Flower mantises, from Africa or the Far East, so closely resemble flowers that insects will often land on them to get nectar. Camouflage is very important for the praying mantis' survival. Because they have so many enemies such as birds, they must blend in with their habitat to avoid being eaten. They have a triangular-shaped head with a large compound eye on each side. Praying mantids are the only insect that turn from side to side in a full 180-degree angle. Their eyes are sensitive to the slightest movement up to 60 feet away. They have straight, leathery forewings and very powerful jaws used for devouring its prey. They have ultrasound ears on their Metathoraxes. The Metathorax is located on the thorax. Also, the males' genitalia are asymmetrical. They have a long prothorax and strong, spiny front legs held together in a praying manner. In the bodies of some species of mantis, there is a hollow chamber. Recently it has been discovered that these hollow chambers provide the mantis with a means of detecting bats, one of their most feared predators. Apparently, the mantis in flight will drastically change its flight pattern (often hurling to the ground in a spiral) when the mantis hears certain frequencies of sound.
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    Height of object in feet: Not listed

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