Mantis Cycle

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This is a special photo album.

One year, I was able to photograph most of the stages in the yearly cycle of the Praying Mantis. We buy nests each year and distribute them outside our home with nests we have collected from the previous year. Here is my photographic record of the life cycle of the Praying Mantis.