Praying Mantis Depositing Ootheca
Photo and caption by Caroline Usher
My husband rescued this praying mantis from the swimming pool of the house we were staying at in France. After drying off in the sun - and ignoring her fascinated audience - she climbed her way up the rough-hewn poolside table and began depositing her ootheca.
Location: Maussane Les Alpilles, Provence, France