The #prayingmantis is #carniverous and eats every insect it comes across, even its own kind!! It really should be called a preying mantis. This beauty is a #beneficialinsect to have in the #garden because it devours flies, gnats, caterpillars, mites, eggs, grasshoppers, moths, aphids, leafhoppers and mosquitoes. However, they don't stop at the bad insects, they also will eat other beneficial insects🕷🦋as well as small lizards🦎, frogs and even #hummingbirds and unicorns 🦄!!!
The female is known to munch the head right off her mate during or just after sex!! Who needs a cigarette??
If you choose to employ these beasts in your garden it takes about 16 egg sacs/ acre. Put the sacs out after last frost and attach them up high to protect from ants. They will hatch out after about two weeks of warm weather.
They take all summer before reaching maturity with only one generation each season. Always choose native species to release over imported ones. Happy #gardening . #california .kind #lemongarlicog #organic #hemp #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #pesticidefree #flowers #food #healthyfood - 6 hours ago