African Green Mantis (Sphodromantis lineola)
   
Actual size 70mm (captive)

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm f/14, 2.5sec

One of my favourite photographs showing detail of the mantid mouthparts. Mantids have incredibly strong jaws, and can bite directly through the carapace of a wasp.


kennethgilpin@lookingcloser.net