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Portrait of a male praying mantis-larva.(Empusa pennata).Spain.
spain, praying mantis, empusa pennata
Thanks for viewing my pictures and taking the time to comment.Much appreciated!
I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.
Wow, it does look alien like. Nice shot.
Thanks Janet.For me it’s one of the weirdest and at the same time most fascinating insects here in Spain!
– jimmy hoffman
Haha,sorry for showing this creepy insect!:)
This has got to be the funkiest most awesome looking critter I’ve ever seen !! Awesome capture !!
Thanks!This is a male larva.When they are fully grown their antennae are featherlike.Very interesting!I’ll upload more of this fascinating species later.
Yikes! Nice shot!
Whoa, how cool is that! Awesome capture Jim. Well done.
Thanks Graig!Yes,it’s an amazing looking species!
Unreal!! Great photo!!
I liked this so much… Guess what?CONGRATULATIONS
Wow!!!! Great capture……
holy mackeral! Where did you see this? He is actually beautiful!!!!
Thanks for your nice comment!Actuelly this shot was taken in our garden.
Oh wow!! Fabulous macro, a truly alien creature! Congrats on the feature