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She has a face so familiar, I could cry. 

I had been looking for Odontomantis sp. yesterday, but they’ve gone out of season and are nowhere to be found. A little disheartened, I was about to give up my search, but decided to check out one more tree for the sake of it. 
Boy, I’m so glad I did.

The very first thing I saw was this little girl, staring boldly down at me from her perch. Fearless as she was, she climbed right onto my finger when I offered it. I couldn’t believe my luck.

These mantises are tree dwellers, and hang hiiigh up in the tree canopies, which makes them very difficult to deliberately find. Normally, when people find Heirodula sp. nymphs, it’s by chance that they’ve been blown off from their tall trees. Such was the case for this girl. Sean and I scoured the small tree for any siblings, but there was only her.
I’ve been on cloud nine since finding her, I’m so happy ; u;


We’ve named her Cheuun (ชื่น) and she is so tiny right now… Hardly larger than my finger nail.
One day, she’ll be big and beautiful—but today, all she wants to do is climb up and up and up!!
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Another rework of an older photo - A hummingbird moth.

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Hi, I found this one while out this morning. I only find like 2 - 3 of these each year.

funny, but you really don't need a macro lens when you find them...I had to back off quiet a bit to get this one all in frame, need to find younger ones! :rofl:
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 chromacris psittacus pacificus.
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