Glass-winged Butterfly

Owl, Morpho, Glasswing and more

I really enjoy my periodic trips to the Butterfly Park in Benalmádena, such a relaxing place as well as being great for getting up-close and personal with the butterflies and other critters. And hot! Going from an outside temperature of maybe 6 degrees to a tropical and humid 30 degrees, it wasn’t long before I was peeling off the layers as I went from ‘chilled’ to ‘boil-in-a-bag’

Praying Mantis

You can’t win ’em all

As the light began to fade, something caught my attention on a distant lamp pole. My first thought, partly because of the pale green colouring and the back and forth gait, was a chameleon. Wrong. Heading to the lamp I saw that it was a largish Praying Mantis. Very similar movement to the chameleon.