13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Stagmomantis limbata

This large female mantis was wandering through my garden two summers ago. It took a lot of work to get her to calm down and sit on the flower but eventually she sat still for a photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Portal, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Raymond Mendez