The Five Eyes of a Praying Mantis


The praying mantis like the one in our backyard has five eyes. Stop. That’s five eyes according to numerous scientific sources. Two “large” eyes detect movement and gauge dept while three smaller eyes between the two large eyes detect light. Of course, the female mantis will sometimes eat its mate. Enough.

Published by 67steffen

My labels: grandfather, father, veteran, writer, poet, photographer and dreamer in pursuit of the meaning of life. Getting close, although I'm running out of time--probably why I'm so close.

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