Mantid

Tenodera aridifoliaChinese Mantid, Tenodera aridifolia, on Elvira’s window. Easily four inches long. This is a late summer classic, at least since 1896, when these Asian natives were first introduced into North America. There have been many introductions since, as these all-purpose predators will eat anything they can get their “preying” hands on; of course, that also means insects beneficial to your garden, too.

1 Response to “Mantid”


  1. 1 elwnyc October 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

    We saw one in Prospect Park’s Butterfly Meadow in late September. (Photo available but I don’t know how to post it) Two weeks later, we found an egg case in the same area.


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