Friday, January 18, 2008

Hunters, Prey and Untouchables

Below are a couple of very efficient hunters - the Praying Mantis and the Damsel Fly.

Both are abundant in my garden at the moment due to the amount of prey available.

A good source of food for the preying mantis is the aphid, pictured below.

Mating out in the open is an ultimate sign confidence for these large stink beetles.

Appropriately named, they would not provide a tasty treat for any creature that decided to put them on the menu.

1 comment:

  1. Hi David
    Love the eye-level shot of the Damselfly. Terrific detail - even the little hairs on its hear are visible.
    I'll put up a link from my Damsel to yours.


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