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  • Ph.D., University of Louisville, Computer Science and Engineering, 1997
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Praying Mantises

Dr. Damon A. Miller

Praying mantises are fascinating creatures. This webpage will be updated with more information in the future. For now, please enjoy these photographs.

A female Chinese praying mantis (the overall green coloration strongly suggests a European mantis, but she is missing the spot evident in European mantids). Note that she is missing her left tibia. She learned to catch and manipulate food, such as this katydid, using a single "arm". She is ready to lay eggs as indicated by her swollen abdomen.
A male Chinese praying mantis.
A female Carolina praying mantis. She is obviously ready to lay eggs.
A female European praying mantis. Note the yellow spot on her arm.
After I released her, this female European mantis promptly caught a wasp.
A Carolina praying mantis egg case.
Chinese praying mantises hatching from an egg case at the top of the jar.
European praying mantis egg cases.