Giant Asian Mantis (Hierodula sp.), female

This huge female mantis was on the ground being harassed by a marauding hornet which was noisily and menacingly hovering nearby while the mantis assumed an offensive posture and occasionally struck out at its assailant. I shoo-ed the hornet away but she held her stance long enough for me to snap a couple of images, before turning tail and taking cover in the undergrowth….

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese praying mantids on my Flickr site HERE…..

dusty-jester  asked:

what's your favorite Sentai or Kamen rider monster motif?

I love praying mantis monsters.  They are my favorite insect and seeing them done as monsters makes me smile. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by Monster Movies and I used to check out a series of books from the library from a company called Crestwood House.  They were little orange spined volumes with black and white pictures on the front about famous monsters and monster movies.

One of those books was for a movie called The Deadly Mantis.

That was the book from that series I checked out second most of all (the first place slot there goes to the Godzilla one). I didn’t get to see the movie for years after but that image of a huge mantis with those wicked forelimbs stuck with me.  I thought it was just so cool when I was in grade school and I still do.

So, when I see a mantis monsters in tokusatsu, it makes me smile.

Some great examples are:

The Kamakiri Yummy from the first episode of Kamen Rider OOOs

Mantis Mozoo from Dai Sentai Goggle-V

Mantis Mutant from Kamen Rider Black

Evolved Mantis

And for a bonus, Green Mantis from Android Kikaider!

Thanks for the question!

Alphabet Tag
Rules - Answer the questions in a new post (no blogs) and then tag 10 blogs or bloggers that you’d like to know better.
I was tagged by (frankievelvet7).

Age - 33
Birthday - January 25th 🎂
Current time - 8:23pm 🌏
Drink you last had - Berry Blast Kool Aid 🍺
Easiest person to talk to - my Brother
Favorite Song - Gorilla by Bruno Mars 🐵
Grossest Memory - having to pull a huge praying mantis out of my hair on a windy day 😝.
Hogwarts House - there is actually a website where you can find out what house you’d be in, I’m in Gryffindor, yesss.
In Love ❤ - Not at the moment, but I’m totally open to it 😍
Jealous of people - No, I very much try not to be 😏 Killed Anyone - Nope, I’m a good girl 😇.
Love ❤ at First Sight - I have experienced this, but it didn’t last for me 😢.
Middle Name - Leigh
Number of Siblings - 1, my younger brother 😊.
One Wish 🌠 - for my life to be meaningful and serve Gods purpose for me being here. (Hopefully by my writings to help others)
Person you last called - my friend Claudia 📞
Question your always asked - Can I see your ID. I still look younger than I am 😊.
Reasons to Smile 😊 - waking up in the morning, love of nature, love of my family and friends, love for writing etc.
Song you last sung - 24K Magic by Bruno Mars 🎶🎤
Time you woke up - 7:15am
Under ware color - dark gray
Vacation Destination - New Orleans, my home town 💋
Worst Habit - Procrastinating
X-rays - haven’t had one since I was a kid due to an accident.
Your Favorite Food 😋 - French Fries 🍟
Zodiac Sign - Aquarius ♒

I tag the following blogs / bloggers, @angel-star-moon Angle-star-moon, @abstractnonsenseworld abstrastnonsenseworld, @poetlegit poetlegit, @cantaloupecove @roman–empyre @frncs-the-poet @kami-jakira @lionel-13 @odechan-art @tommyismymainranger

anonymous asked:

Today a girl was waving a huge ass dead praying mantis in people's faces, and it made my girlfriend cry so I snatched that bug and threw it off the bleachers. Am I a good gf?

you’re a OERFECT gf good fucking work
5 Seconds of Summer feat. A huge ass praying mantis
Small clip of 5SOS's first headline of a stadium where an insect from the depths of hell took the spotlight temporarily

This is my video from the insect incident last night (August 29th) in Hershey, I apologize for the sad quality.