The mantisfly posed on a leaf on the car while Stephen Cresswell took the shot. -
UT Field Station, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA August 9, 2008 Size: About 5'10"?
A bit blurry where it ought to be in focus, but it's an action shot about what we were doing. These creatures appear to be hunters of opportunity, having no particular object of their constant searching but expressing great delight in finding small creatures whose images they record on their image making machines. Curiously, they seldom eat the creatures they find. Instead they emit a flash of light after which they gather their fellow hunters together and point with the finger at the creature they just flashed.
Contributed by Tim Nichols on 13 August, 2008 - 9:45am Last updated 2 January, 2010 - 3:25pm
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