National Geographic : 1950 May
OD/ Jonln u. ritKln In Eerie Close-up, Eloise Looks Like an Insect Nightmare; Below, She Drinks From a Spoon Above, photo lights outline grotesque head and long, quivering antennae. Bulging, multi-lens eyes fill two corners of a shrewd, triangular face. Mantids have no voice and lack real ears. Their long bodies, ambling gait, and bony "armor" suggest a prehistoric reptile in miniature. As pets, these "backyard dinosaurs" readily drink as shown here. At large they slake their thirst with rain water or dewdrops.