Praying mantis http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/374/all en Twelve Days of Los Angeles Nature: 2013 http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013 <p>Let&#39;s celebrate another year of L.A.&#39;s AMAZING BIODIVERSITY. The benevolent blogger that I am, here are your gifts:</p> <p>Twelve&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rattlesnakes-los-angeles-times" target="_blank">Rattlers</a> Rattling</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/12_rattlesnakes_rattling.jpg" /><br /> Eleven <a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters" target="_blank">Potter Wasps</a>&nbsp;Piping</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013#comments 12 days of christmas ant decapitating flies avocado California newts dragonflies glowworms gray fox green anole LA River lizard Los Angeles mexican amberwing Mountain Lion Opossum P-22 planarians potter wasps Praying mantis rattlesnakes urban nature Blog Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:08:19 +0000 Lila Higgins 831 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Baby Mantis Explosion http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/baby-mantis-explosion <p>Lately, I've been so busy working on our new Nature Lab exhibit (OPENING THIS JUNE PEOPLE) that I rarely make it into my office anymore. Earlier this week, I popped in to check some e-mails (fun I know) and what do you think I found?An explosion of praying mantids!They were on my #2 pencils: <div><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FqUa2M9n9ns/UVYTgE0JGkI/AAAAAAAAA_E/7O4J8yYm--8/s400/DSC01857.JPG" width="400" /></div> <div>#cute</div> <div align="center"> </div> </p><p>They were on my scissors:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/baby-mantis-explosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/baby-mantis-explosion#comments Babies egg case eggs mantids ootheca Praying mantis Blog Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:29:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 704 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Praying Mantis http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/praying-mantis <p>Earlier this week I saw my first praying mantis in the North Campus! I was walking back from lunch at USC and there she was right in front of me on the path. <div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6t9z8G31_A/TrQg5o9I6xI/AAAAAAAAAMc/zLEdigMKA7c/s1600/mantis.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="298" ida="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6t9z8G31_A/TrQg5o9I6xI/AAAAAAAAAMc/zLEdigMKA7c/s400/mantis.JPG" width="400" /></a></div> <div>Female Mediterranean Mantid, <em>Iris oratoria</em>, running for cover</div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/praying-mantis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/praying-mantis#comments insects Mediterranean Mantis Praying mantis Blog Sat, 05 Nov 2011 03:12:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 683 at http://www.nhm.org/nature