Saturday, January 13, 2007

The other white meat...

During my first semester at NTU, I saw one of these enormous bugs outside of my classroom, inside the business building! I was pretty shocked, because this is no small bug we are talking about... it's bigger than my nose (which is quite large, I must say)!

Ever since seeing that bug, I always wanted to get another chance to see one, so I could document this thing... I mean, I guess it makes sense, as this is a tropical area, but me being a New Yorker, I've never
seen such a thing!

I never saw another one, until last week, when I was going through the night market to get some food. This time, I was prepared... but decided against eating it...


  1. Anonymous5:30 AM

    I think this is a praying mantis. I Googled and found this link for your reference.

  2. I was wondering about that originally, too, although I never got the chance to look it up.

    I think you may be right. It does seem similar, but there are some key differences in the eyes and neck area... maybe it's an Asian version of the mantis...