DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Meadow brown butterfly and praying mantis. The meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina) lives in grassland habitats. It is seen here flying over a field of straw stubble. The common praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) is a carnivorous insect. It waits on vegetation for an insect to pass, which it captures with its long front legs. M. religiosa grows up to eight centimetres in length.
Model release not required. Property release not required.