Sunday, August 19, 2018

Yard Critter of the Week - Chinese Mantid

Chinese Mantid.

This native of China (hence the name) is an insect killing machine. So much so that gardeners up and down the east coast of the United States would purchase egg cases to put in their yards for insect control. And now this species of praying mantis is well established throughout the country.

They will kill anything they can catch, up to and including small birds, to satisfy their voracious appetites. We had one hanging out on one of our hummingbird feeders. It was relocated to a far corner of the yard.


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