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What's for Dinner?

Camouflaged

The praying mantis isn't at all concerned about culinary choices. It doesn't worry about who's coming to dinner, only that dinner will come. This aggressive, predatory insect will eat just about anything it can get its claws on, entomologists agree....

Camouflaged
Camouflaged

The praying mantis, camouflaged, lies in wait. Hmmm, is that camera edible?(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Waiting for dinner
Waiting for dinner

A praying mantis awaits prey. Note its forelegs with strong spikes for grabbing and grasping prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Let Us Prey

Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly

Robert Bugg saw it first.   That’s entomologist Robert L. Bugg.   Bugg, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis, does research on the biological control of insect pests; cover crops; and restoration...

Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly
Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly

A praying mantis snares a pipevine swallowtail butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Last flutter
Last flutter

It was the last flutter for this pipevine swallowtail butterfly after a praying mantis snared it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1:20 PM

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