Panama Praying Mantis

Yet another spectacular find by my insect-mad daughter who really excelled herself this time by spotting this praying mantis climbing up the wall of our house.

This remarkable creature climbed slowly and methodically all the way up to the first floor of our house, stretching out first one long front leg, then pulling up its body behind and stretching the opposite leg and pulling up again. It did this in such a calm controlled manner, taking perhaps 5 minutes to climb 15 feet. An insect to reckon with.

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2 thoughts on “Panama Praying Mantis

  1. That is an great photo. We are here in Panama City for a week so hopefully we will see some of these various creatures you have encounterd. Thanks for posting, Gretchen

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