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Carolina mantis eating sachem butterfly (Atalopedes campestris)
It certainly is Dan - & spotted exactly a year ago yesterday! Coincidentally, I spotted my first adult mantis of the year yesterday, which I will post shortly.
The one that started it all! Great series Karen! Now I know there is more than one spotting with a mantis eating a butterfly.
Thank you Carol! Who can believe that was less than a year ago!
WOW! Your first spot uploaded and so so amazing!
Thank you Antonio! This is still one of my favorites especially as it was the spotting that led me to Project Noah!
i have the same wish as Goody i'am seiing my friends first's spottings, to remember the begining :) you began very well :)congratulations your spotting page is awesome Karen
Yep, it all began with this little guy! I posted him on Facebook & got some horrified comments from some of my friends & then stumbled upon the Project Noah site the same day - the rest as they say is history!
I wanted to go way back in your album and see where it all began. ;-)
Thank you Viv & md! This was my first ever spotting on Project Noah but still one of my favorites!
Great series Karen!
wow! very cool shot. Nicely captured
You're welcome! :) keep up good work!
Thank you so much for all your kind comments Achmmad!
Great capture! And also love all of your spotting. :) Thanks for sharing ...
WOW! Excellent series!
Yes it took about 20 minutes to consume this lunch - it was fascinating to watch though the sound effects were a little gruesome!
Heavy lunch .. nice capture !!!
Action shots are the best. Well done.
Thanks Harsha! We have a lot of mantids round here & I regularly find them with the remnants of a meal but this time I was lucky enough to witness the 'kill' & it hung around long enough for me to grab my camera & get a few shots.
Carolina...here is your namesake. haha..nice spotting by the way. Never saw a mantis feeding before.
Lat: 35.84, Long: -86.88
Spotted on Aug 13, 2011 Submitted on Aug 17, 2011
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