Saturday, October 27, 2018

Living Dangerously

Or maybe not.

This is a Chinese Mantid.


And as we learned in this Yard Critter of the Week post, they are voracious insect eaters. And if you look closely you can see False Milkweed Bugs all about on the sedum flowers.


I'm not sure if this particular Bug is foolhardy or brilliant. The last thing you want a creature that would be happy to eat you is to know you are there.


On the other hand it's not like the Mantid can bend around and grab it.


No insects were harmed during this photoshoot. The Mantid seemed completely disinterested in the Milkweed Bugs. Perhaps it had already eaten its fill?

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