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A Twisting Tangle | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis Tiny hunters break the silk bonds<br />
 tethering them to the past, their birth<br />
 a twisting tangle of legs and hunger.<br />
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  1. Wow! I didn't expect this one to be a 'Lieder' picture because it is lighter and sharper then I am used to. I like it! Also makes me wonder how you find scenes like these, Posted 8 years ago
  2. Thanks Joost. I wait for these mantids every spring. Posted 8 years ago
  3. Rick, wow, these are in your garden again? Great shot, on the thumbnail it almost looked like grains poring on a flower. Posted 8 years ago

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The Chinese mantis is a species of praying mantis native to China and other parts of Asia and islands of islands off of mainland Asia. At around 1896 this species was accidentally introduced by a nurseryman at Mt. Airy near Philadelphia, PA. ''Tenodera sinensis'' often is erroneously referred to as ''Tenodera aridifolia sinensis'' because it was at first described as a subspecies of ''Tenodera aridifolia'', but ''Tenodera sinensis'' is now established as a full species.

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