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I would like to share a picture of a Mantis Nymph.

This young one was up in the grasses of Po Lo Che, near where I live.

A mantis goes through three stages of development: egg, nymph and adult.

The nymphs hatch throughout the year, but not in winter, waiting for spring, when they emerge as a nymph, resembling a miniature adult, except without wings. They develop into an adult by molting, shedding their skin, often doing this by hanging upside down. As an adult, its lifespan is less than a year.

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