tags: Praying Mantis, Preying Mantis, mantid, insects, birds, hummingbirds, offbeat, predation, predatory behavior, nature, streaming video Sandy Lizotte, the Ventura Hummingbird Lady, captures a rare and remarkable moment where a praying mantis was waiting patiently at a hummingbird feeder to ambush a hummingbird. As you'll see in this video, the mantid succeeds. The hummingbird did survive.
Orthodera ministralis - Garden Mantis (immature)Melbourne, Australia Technical details: Lens: Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens Body: Canon EOS D60 dSLR Flash: Canon 550 EX, bounced off white paper above mantid Settings: ISO 100, f/19, 1/200 sec
Some great mantis pics from InsectHobbyist: Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Hatchling (Spiny Flower Mantis) Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Adult Pseudocreobotra Ocellata Nymph/Villain from Halo Pseudocreobotra Ocellata Deroplatys lobata Species unidentified Freak out techno mantis!