A Praying Mantis Feasting on a Grasshopper

August 29, 2016 | Cool Bugs!

Yesterday while spending time outside enjoying the beautiful weather, we found an adult mantis hanging out on our window screen. We offered our hungry guest a grasshopper which it quickly grabbed hold of and ate. We love finding praying mantises around here! Praying mantises are a great beneficial to have around, as they eat a wide variety of pests. Our 2 year old son was especially excited to see this beautiful insect!

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