Name that Bug!

chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)June 13, 2011

DH found this little guy crawling around on one of my water pictures. Does anybody know what he is?? I have never seen one this small.

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Is it a very small praying mantis?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 3:25PM
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It is a baby praying mantis. You can hold them in your hand. I have them all around my yard. They also are really good at eating the bad bugs in our plants. They are just too cute when they are little.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 4:45PM
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Marlene Kindred

Yep, a baby praying mantis for sure! They're only about 3/4 inch long when they are born.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 4:49PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Yep! your all right. He was just too cute. There are two of them and we are hoping they will stay.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 7:07PM
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They will eat the bad bugs AND the good bugs and I think I have read that they even eat other praying mantis.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 7:24PM
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They will also eat hummingbirds.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 8:02PM
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