European Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa)
Subject: Re: Misc Animals Index 2 - HW_-_European_Praying_Mantis_jt.jpg
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 13:03:15 GMT
The European praying mantis stands quite motionless and waits patiently for an
insect to come close. This individual has surprised a large white butterfly.
Using its extendable, grasping forelegs, it has snatched the insect from its
landing place and is slowly nibbling away at the body.
From 'Hunters of the Wild' by Michael Bright subtitled 'hunting animals and