Praying Mantis: The Colourful and The Plain

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For most of my life I always thought Praying Mantises only came in one colour – green as that was the only colour I’d ever seen it in and I never really delved any deeper….

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That is until I spotted this bright pink one in my parent’s garden and then I seemed to see them everywhere…

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Cream ones…

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Dark brown ones…

So I did some internet research and found some great sites but the simplest is this one by National Geographic

The Khoisan traditionally viewed the praying mantis as one of the many manifestations of the trickster god.

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They are also used as post control dealing with pesky aphids.

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All around an amazing creature.

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