Chinese mantis baby pics
A few weeks ago I acquired a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) egg case. The egg case hatched this past week. Now I have lots of little mouths to feed!
This little specimen posed very obligingly for me as I was feeding them fruit flies. There is always something very satisfying about watching a critter eat.
Well, not for the fly I suppose...
Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens; Olympus RF-11 ring flash; F16 @ 1/200 sec); ISO 200
P7070482 baby mantid copyright ernie cooper 2013_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
P7070476 baby mantid 2 copyright ernie cooper 2013_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
for size comparison, are those the smalller fruit flies or the standard larger ones? either way, the mantids are so lil an cute
Standard small fruitflies: Drosophila melanogaster.
Originally Posted by mylesG
They're cute for ferocious little beasts.