What Big Eyes You Have!
September 3, 2017 2:12pm CST
Well, my husband said the creature on the outside of our basement window was a praying mantis. I could not see the two grasping forelegs that mantises have, so I am a bit suspect as to the praying-mantis label given by my husband. I also did not see a pair of antennae which mantises have on their heads being sported on the head of the creature on our basement window. When I moved in close to take a photo of this creature, its two bulbous compound eyes rotated to take a look at me. Whatever this creature happens to be, it is welcome here.
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• United States
3 Sep 17
I agree that it looks similar to a mantis but missing some of the common features. I don't have a fear of most insects- I find them quite interesting. But I do have a bit of a worm phobia. Not so much fear, but they gross me out! Silly, I know.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Sep 17
@Corbin5 I thought that it kind of looks sort of like a lizard? He looks pretty large for an insect? I didn't know that an insect could be so big? I am happy for whatever it is that he chose your window! How long did he stay on your window? Is he staying around your house and yard?
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Sep 17
@Corbin5 Here is a post on praying mantis with big eyes. Here's one on walking sticks https://www.desertusa.com/insects/walking-stick.html
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