Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Apr 15, 2015.
AND ONE MORE FOR TODAY -------
Take a look, tell me what you see.
Tis a praying man, perhaps.
Atop a blossom fair.
And if a female stops to chat,
She'll eat him fair and square.
Loved your verse, Rock!
I thought you'd focus on the orchid, and not the "hidden" creature! But you got it!
It's called an ORCHID MANTIS!
Have you or Gordon ever seen one, hiding among the stalks and flowers of the orchids? Or are they only found in Southeast Asia? Great camouflage!
I'll have to look for more pics to post. Stay tuned, y'all!
Wow, I thought that was a flower that just looked like a praying mantis, not a real mantis. Like the parrot flower. And the flower that looks like a monkey.
Hi Patti, I thought somebody spray painted both the flower and the bug.
Every praying mantis I've seen has been green. Only encountered one
in the wild. It was in Reston, Virginia. Stopped to buy lemonade from
a kid's stand. The insect was perched on a parked car next to same.
With regard to parrots and monkeys, they both eat a variety of food
The monkey faced flower is a phalaenopsis. An orchid that is
sometimes called the moth orchid. Can be purchased at Trader Joe's,
supermarkets, etc. The Dracula or monkey faced variety come from S.
America. The flower is pretty small. I don't know if they will grow
here. Have to ask Gordon to check with his friends at the orchid club
I'd post some pics too, Diane, but it's really hard to find any that
can be copied.
Gordon just got back from running errands. He says a member of the
club does grow the monkey faced orchid, but one needs a green house.
Unlike many orchids, the flowers do not last long.
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