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One for Ray

I hope you can identify this exotic mantis like creature 

One for Ray

I hope you can identify this exotic mantis like creature 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Dec 2016, 03:33
Yes I can, Bill...it is the common or cafe Devonshire Tea Mantis...most noticeable for its propensity to lurk in the clotted cream.

Alan can surely verify my identification...
Bill Phillips: Thank you Ray. You are almost certainly correct
A very nice "foodie" shot! I'm sure Ray's ID is spot on...
Bill Phillips: I agree E. Ray knows his bugs
nice camouflage, Bill!
Bill Phillips: I wasn't sure whether to eat it or spray it with insecticide
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 21 Dec 2016, 06:07
I trust you didn't eat it, Bill!
Bill Phillips: C'mon Lisl....I will eat almost anything providing it isn't actually moving
As to Lisl's comment, my understanding is that anything put on your plate, particularly as decoration, is edible?!
Bill Phillips: As long as it isn't moving Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2016, 06:41
Clearly it is waiting to copulate on this near pile of sand
Bill Phillips: I think it might have been laying its eggs Chris
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Dec 2016, 07:42
Is this custard?
Bill Phillips: No it was a savoury offering Philine
Right, I feel sick look at that creature Bill.
Bill Phillips: I had to eat it out of politeness to my generous host
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Dec 2016, 09:52
Did you munch it before it flew away?
Bill Phillips: Yes I got the blighter!
An artful chef!
Bill Phillips: Very much so Mary...it tasted good
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Dec 2016, 11:00
Devonshire Tea Mantis - is that some kind of a prawn? Looks like it has been dug out from the seaweed.
Bill Phillips: If it is then it is like no other prawn I have ever seen Louis
Looks like something the cat dragged in
Bill Phillips: Happily it tasted a lot better
I'd love to put this in my clubs upcoming natural history competition, give it a made up, stupid sounding name, and see what the judge has got to say smile
Bill Phillips: Hahahaha
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Dec 2016, 13:55
mmm I think I might have given that one a miss and had a plain scone.
Bill Phillips: It was actually very nice!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Dec 2016, 18:25
I thought it was strange looking creature, too. No doubt adding something like this to it put another fiver on the price. It's bit like chefs who like to "drizzle " something over food; £20 extra than a guy who just chucks a bit of sauce on the side of the plate.
Bill Phillips: I have to confess the canapes were very tasty.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Dec 2016, 20:04
This looks very tasteful. I think this did not move for a minute, so it is eatable... HA....
Bill Phillips: Exactly Lady P. Chadcare catering is very fine

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