The mantis checking out the melonsThe mantis checking out the melons
Charlie greeting the mantis and taking him to his new homeCharlie greeting the mantis and taking him to his new home
  • The mantis checking out the melons
  • Charlie greeting the mantis and taking him to his new home

Praying mantises are generally considered beneficial insects because of their voracious appetite for other bugs, although they will also eat other beneficial insects.

Yesterday we found a little mantis friend on our front porch, which Charlie happily relocated to the garden (hopefully it didn’t mind). Go forth, little friend, and eat cucumber beetles!

We can’t help but think, was this little mantis the same one we brought home from the grocery store?

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