Hi all! Welcome to another installment of “Weekly Snapshot with Flickr Social”.
“Happy Chinese New Year 🐰 2023” – Eden | The Art of Photography
“Yellowstone National Park” – Michael Kerick
The birds hunt insects like beetles, grasshoppers and dragonflies. Sometimes they are seen on the ground in the grass picking up insects. They are not social birds and sightings are of solitary birds or at best two of them. We sighted several in the Western State of Gujarat last week – big large ones and I was quite happy to see them since we are seeing less of them in my home state.” – Hari K Patibanda
“Maple” – a_Jiro_Hanaki
“Teddy. Re-edit of an older photo from the archives.” – Zack Huggins
“Yummy at Dolcinotti” – Domina Petric
“Spaces” – Roman Verner
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The color behind the mantis is goldenrod and the lines are its legs.
It waits patiently, grabs prey faster than the eye can see, dismembers it dispassionately, eats it, and then calmly drops wings and other inedible portions so it can be ready to kill again. And though it has a reputation as a beneficial insect because it eats other insects, I rarely see it eating a beetle or other plant eater. Prey nearly always seems to be bees or butterflies or, here, a harmless paper wasp. I suspect this field would have a lot more butterflies in it if it didn’t have so many mantises and ambush bugs. (Ambush bugs don’t prey on anything larger than skippers, but skippers several times the size of ambush bugs get taken readily, as do honeybees and other bees.)” –Cheryl Molin
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