Wonders of nature
I pretty much hate bugs but I do have a slight fondness for praying mantis. Still find them creepy but somehow fascinating. They're so unusual and so rarely seen. I had no idea they come in so many colors and forms. Found this purple guy on facebook today.
Lots more orchid mantis at this link. They come in so many colors. Like little miracles of nature.
[Photos are better if you click on them to embiggen.]