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An olive green praying mantis standig on top of a gas station car vacuum at night in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana. The insect is looking directly at me with big black eyes.


Praying Mantis in Churubusco Praying Mantis in Churubusco

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Praying Mantis in Churubusco

I found this praying mantis when I stopped late at night to put air in one of my tires at the Lassus gas station in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.

When I first noticed him, the mantis was hanging on the side of the air pump-car vacuum machine. I got out my camera to photograph him, and he walked up to the domed top of the vacuum tank. I made several photographs before the mantis got tired of posing and flew across the street.





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churubusco-mantis-2-small-unframed 6x7 inch Unframed $200.00
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churubusco-mantis-2-medium-unframed 10x12 inch Unframed $350.00
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churubusco-mantis-2-large-framed 15x18 inch Framed $700.00






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