Praying Mantis saved from drowning

Playing with insects 4: Praying Mantis (6 pictures)

Praying for rain in 3 different modes

(Praying Mantis, or as people in South Africa call it: ‘God of the Hottentots’) The dams feeding Cape Town need approx. 1 meter rain for they are full again.

The head of a Praying Mantis

(Slightly cropped macro)

Mantra of a ‘Hottentots God’ (praying mantis)

Mantra of a Mantis: “Eat or be eaten!”