what’s new, pray tell?

I suggest you click this image so that you can see it slightly biggified…

praying mantis babies




















On Saturday, I went to the Casey Farm sale and met up with my friend John, who somehow lost a praying mantis egg case in his Honda. With the warm temps, they hatched, of course. DOH! So we chased them around the car with containers. Managed to wrangle 15 to 20 to bring back to the rancho.

Hopefully a few will survive to help rid the garden of aphids, moths and whatnot. Welcome to the family, mantid kids!

In the meantime, I’m busy planting my veggie haul…

my haul of veggies




















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5 Responses to “what’s new, pray tell?”

  1. Tera says:

    what a cutie!

  2. jc says:

    They also eat honey bees, bumble bees, butterflies, parasitic wasps, lady bugs….

    Nature at it’s gruesome best!

  3. Brook says:

    i wonder if bees taste like honey?

  4. jc says:

    they taste like ouchy

  5. […] been almost exactly eight weeks since John’s praying mantis egg case dispensed the tiniest little creatures into his car. Since then, I haven’t come across any of the babies I managed to capture and […]

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