Category: photography

“Say ahh” Sphodromantis gastrica (…

“Say ahh” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female opens wide for the mantis doctor. #sphrodromantisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #arthropoda #invertebrate #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #doctor
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“Morta” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii…

“Morta” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) sub-adult male nymph. He has two lovely ladies for him, as long as he doesn’t molt too soon.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #morta #Atropos #fates #mythology
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2AIPiMBdGS/?igshid=1exxxkdo9m7pc

“Never forget arm day” Idolomantis…

“Never forget arm day” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L4 nymph looking so ripped.
Sidenote: Seems I had my camera resolution set way low; photos should be much clearer now. #idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B14gxMUB69c/?igshid=1d6jdnsl51hzt

“I’m hearing…” Pseudo…

“I’m hearing…” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) sub-adult female nymph, Nona, has heard I have flies and is wondering if she can have extra.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insects #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #nona #clotho #fates #mythology #personification #fatgirl
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ztlZjhjpX/?igshid=5cwqbx7znrup

“Green as the day he was born” Hie…

“Green as the day he was born” Hierodula venosa (red armed mantis) L4 nymph. #hierodulavenosa #hierodula #redarmedmantis #hierodulagolden #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1mu6EfhR-G/?igshid=y7m24sonr1u0

“I’m in love with a Deroplatys&rdq…

“I’m in love with a Deroplatys” Deroplatys truncata (dead leaf mantis) L3 nymph. I have fallen in love with them already. Check out that shield and camo, not to mention their sweet disposition.
#deroplatys #deroplatystruncata #deadleafmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch @tpain
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1UHWMRB4vP/?igshid=1uryyvzct6kai

nanonaturalist: I’m a finalist in a photograp…

nanonaturalist:

I’m a finalist in a photography contest (???) with these two babes, winners will be in a calendar, and it’s making me think maybe I should make a caterpillar calendar of my own anyway.

Top: Vine Sphinx
Bottom: Tiger moth (unknown species)

August 15, 2019

@anunearthlyfireburningbright Neither! I used a Nikon Coolpix P900, which is a “bridge” camera. It looks like a professional camera, but it’s really just a point and shoot with a superzoomy lens and lots of options. It’s called a bridge camera because it’s in between the casual point and shoot cameras and the more heavy duty DSLR cameras. The biggest difference is my camera doesn’t have changeable lenses like DSLRs. Other difference: the P900 is only a couple hundred dollars!

I do have a DSLR camera I bought myself to try to get even nicer photos (it’s a total crapshoot with the P900 sometimes…), but I still haven’t bothered learning how to use it. So lazy! I thought the cameras would basically be the same… and… nope!!! I only have one lens for it, and it’s not a good bug or bird lens, so it’s hard to motivate myself to practice. Lenses can be more expensive than the cameras!

August 15, 2019

“He really sticks out” Popa spurca…

“He really sticks out” Popa spurca (African twig mantis) L4 nymph trying not to get noticed. #popaspurca #africantwigmantis #stickmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #invert #insects_of_our_world #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #sticc #popa #camouflage
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1MaejgBht7/?igshid=1p9j7n2k625xz

“More alike than different” Sphodr…

“More alike than different” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female. #sphrodromantisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #inspiration #goodvibes
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1CA0UHBHeU/?igshid=dx6spj375r3u

“More alike than different” Sphodr…

“More alike than different” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female. #sphrodromantisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #inspiration #goodvibes
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1CAzSthsGp/?igshid=160gcnqfs61mv