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“Safe Space” Stagmomantis carolina…

“Safe Space” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) adult gray female accepts mealworm. Such a good girl. #stagmomantiscarolina
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“But Can You Do This?” Gonatista grisea (Florida bark mantis) adult male.

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“Thick Antenna Club” Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantid) sub-adult male elected official ambassador.

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“This is her serious face” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) portrait of an adult gray.

cloudclipper:Variation in Arion subfuscus colo…

cloudclipper:

Variation in Arion subfuscus color
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These fat babies are the best. Look at them.

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“Missing You” Hierodula patellifera (Asian green mantis) adult female. Oh how I miss my Indira.

Bees of Alberta AKA “Calgar-bees”

Bees of Alberta AKA “Calgar-bees”

So I FINALLY caught up to my one-day work trip to exotic Calgary this summer, where I was stunned and astonished by HOW MANY dragonflies and bees I saw. Got the trip to the botanical garden uploaded to iNat, and every single bee species I saw was a new one to me. All seven species are represented above!

1. Great Basin Bumble Bee, Bombus centralis
2. Perplexing Bumble Bee, Bombus perplexus
3. Orange-legged Furrow Bee, Halictus rubicundus
4. Hunt’s Bumble Bee, Bombus huntii
5. European Wool Carder Bee, Anthidium manicatum
6. Cryptic Bumble Bee, Bombus cryptarum
7. Nevada Bumble Bee, Bombus nevadensis

Seen July 25 at Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary, AB
Posted October 8, 2018

Up, up, and away!

Up, up, and away!

Photos from July 25 at Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary, AB
Posted October 8, 2018

“Édith” Sphodromantis gastrica (Af…

“Édith” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) female. She eat-ith the bugs. 🐛
#sphrodromatisgastrica #sphrodromantis #commongreenmantis #africanmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #invertebrate #insect #science #entomology #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #edithpiaf
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“I’m sorry, did you want a bite?&r…

“I’m sorry, did you want a bite?” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) adult male. #idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #invertebrates #alien #dragon #unusualpets #nature #wildlife #animals #invertebrate #insect #science #entomology #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #tbt #throwback #flashback
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