All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

I saw this Praying Mantis pair mating when we were in Kingsport. Notice how much larger the female's abdomen is. She got distracted when I came over with the camera, so the male took advantage of the break, jumped and took off. He was one of the lucky ...
I saw this Praying Mantis pair mating when we were in Kingsport. Notice how much larger the female's abdomen is. She got distracted when I came over with the camera, so the male took advantage of the break, jumped and took off. He was one of the lucky males who mated and lived to tell about it! ;)

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