Thursday, August 18, 2016


Ami ou Ennemi
Who goes there? It's a mante religieuse, a predator of insects as well as small lizards and frogs. Friend Sylvia crept up on this young praying mantis to snap a photo in her garden in the south of France. The mantis is native to the Mediterranean basin and owes its name to the fact that its large forelegs fold into a seemingly praying position.

un religieux, une religieuse:  (noun) a person who takes a vow to follow a religious order
religieux, religieuse:  (adjective)  of or relating to a religion
prier:  to pray
chasser:  to prey upon, as of a predator
une proie:  a prey

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