I think they are a great bug and I love watching them. They are pretty good hunters and eat a lot of other insects.
I had to "save" a couple of girls from one about that size last night. They were closing up a store and when they went to roll the sidewalk displays into the store, they got about half-way through the door and saw it. Nobody would get within three feet of a resting mantis- (what kind of kids are we raising?) so I coaxed him onto my hand and took him outside. Let him keep eating bad bugs.
DD....yes they are good hunters.CT....we are raising a bunch of wusses for children, for sure. I always save the mantis and the walking sticks, which are even rarer. Thanks for stopping by.
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