Our Little Lunchtime Friend

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Otto brought his preying mantis in during our dessert course. Miss Mantis was well behaved and waited patiently for a cricket or grasshopper or small bird to munch on.

It’s the season for these elegant creatures as they head into fall ready to deposit an ootheca ( I feel a band name coming on ) that is a little egg sack tough enough to snuggle in for the winter. In the spring it will hatch and clear our garden of many pests.

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2 thoughts on “Our Little Lunchtime Friend

    • Jean Curtis October 17, 2012 / 5:56 am

      he also caught a brown one shortly after. apparently they match their environment as they sit still waiting for food.

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