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    What's wrong with this picture??

    This female was parked alone on this ‘Hurricane Creek White’ all summer but it looks like her first mate said the wrong thing during some recent sex.




    That carcass stayed on her back all day and then just disappeared at dusk. You don't see that every day.

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    "I will have you even if it kills me!"

    "They'll have to pry you out of my cold, dead...claw-hands."

    "Till death do us part- and beyond!"

    "Like a zombie Energizer bunny, he just keeps going, and going, and going, even when dead!"



    No, seriously- great shots, very awesome and unique subjects, lol.
    I think this is an epic set.
    I showed my friend and her response was:
    "OMG WHAT IS THAT EVEN!?
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    it's obviously evil it's eyes are glowing. it's totally evil, i know it is"
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    Great shot . . .

    I have had a New Yorker cartoon coffee cup for quite a while, with a female mantis accusing its mate -- who happens to be missing its head, saying, "You slept with her, didn't you?"


    http://www.cartoonbank.com/2002/you-...u/invt/121852/
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    Fred, that's an award-winning photo. Like something out of a noir comic book. Love the eye.
    "There is no pain as great as being alive,
    no burden heavier than that of conscious life. "
    -Rubén Darío-

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    That photo is classic!! I vaguely remember watching one documentary which Sir David Attenborough narrated...seems that the male is SO keen to fertilise her eggs that he continues to deposit whatever he needs to deposit in her while she is chewing his head off! Yeeww...
    Cindy

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    The real femme fatale, no?

    I was fortunate that the pair I just mated didn't have that happen.

    I had just stuffed her full of moths, so I guess she wasn't hungry.

    Great pics! That looks like Stagomantis....californica, maybe? Definately a stagomantis species.
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    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

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    You would think after millions of years of evolution, they would have learned how to duck by now. LOL.

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    A textbook mantis photo!

    Seriously, I've seen similar shots in several mantid and biology books. I've never seen a pic of just how she's able to pull off that maneuver (and head).

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