Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mantid bush, FYI

Local readers who frequent the arboretum may recognize this little patch of bushes and trees on the right-hand side of the front entrance. That low-lying, light green plant just beyond the light pole has a bunch of baby mantids in it right now. Probably Iris oratoria.

This was one of the bigger nymphs, at, perhaps L2. I noticed him because he was jiggling as he ate his fly.
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