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Name that Bug!

Posted by chelcass Z7 Tennessee (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 13, 11 at 14:28

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?
Marylee


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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.


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


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


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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.


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They will also eat hummingbirds.


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