a welcome guest

August 20, 2011

One Response to “a welcome guest”

  1. Moni Says:

    You have an adult Chinese mantid. They have wings that extend to the end of the abdomen(tail end). The wings are tan with green along the outer edge on both sides.
    These mantids are found thru out North America and are from the egg cases that are available thru biological supply companies.
    These are beneficial insects for the garden feeding on other insects…tho if you find them on your butterfly bush they will also eat butterflies, which is a concern to those growing butterfly gardens!:-)

    An interesting note is the large eyes are dark brown at sunset while tan after sunrise and the rest of the day

    Good to see them this year!

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