Woman Finds a Stunning Flower Mantis Resting in Her Garden

Margaret Neville made a fascinating discovery in her garden where she spotted a flower mantis. Flower mantis is a type of praying mantis which has a supper flower look because of its camouflage method. Margaret shared her lovely guests on the internet where she gained a lot of attention. This particular flower mantis she found, is a female with a large swirl pattern on her back and protrusions that look like lavender buds along her legs. Astonished by the insect’s beauty, Neville named the mantis “Miss Frilly Pants” in reference to her purple “pantaloons.”

Photo: Margaret Neville

Nature never fails to serve us, and this moment is one of them. Now Miss Frilly Pants has fans around the world. Some videos of it can be seen on the Waterfall Retreat & Environmental Centre Facebook page. By late September last year, the page announced that the female flower mantishas found a male partner.

Photo: Margaret Neville

There are many species of mantis across the globe. One of them is the orchid praying mantis. The females of this kind are larger and covered in brilliant colors, with legs that look astonishingly like orchid petals. They wait for insects to approach them, tricked by their floral appearance. However, the males have not evolved with floral camouflage. They are smaller with dull colors. While the females’ appearance is a colorful trap, males must hunt rather than lie in wait.

Photo: Margaret Neville

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Photographer Focuses His Camera on Squirrels to Capture Their Emotions, and the Results Are Adorable

Photographing squirrels isn’t an easy task. Whenever they feel threatened by the presence of humans, they start running with all they got. However, Johnny Kääpä has dedicated most of his time to do that and has managed to pull out some incredible shots. Johhny has been photographing squirrels for a couple of years. What he looks for in a photograph is the feeling it gives out. Now dealing with squirrels it can be quite challenging to be able to capture their emotions, but this talented photographer didn’t fail to serve.

“I have no idea if the squirrels have a lot of emotions, except hunger, fear, and sleep, but I would like to think they do. And I always look for pictures that seem to express those feelings,” said the photographer. He had taken thousands of shots and it’s hard to select some out of his collection. His love for squirrels and photography got to other people as well, where so far he counts 17.8k followers who support his work.

We managed to make a collection with some of the most recent images he has shared. Scroll down below to check it out and enjoy!

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