He prays for us all
this little baby mantis
give thanks unto him
I saw this teeny baby praying mantis on my door frame yesterday. I snuck out the other door and came upon him. He was alerted and moved a little. He was so tiny. I used this shot because you can tell his size by comparing him to the screw head in the photo.
I remember when we were kids, it was said that you could not harm a praying mantis or you would have to pay a hefty fine. Not that I ever wanted to harm any creatures, but I always wondered how would anybody know to be able to assess a fine?