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Praying mantis everywhere

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What's up with all the praying mantis's everywhere this year. Never seen so many.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 13:25


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Religion is making a comeback.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 13:54
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It does seem like I have seen a lot of them recently too.
Don't know if their populations are cyclical or if weather conditions, being rather cool and wet the last month or so, may have something to do with it.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 23:26


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I know they're one of the few natural predators to the stink bug and there have been advertisements in purchasing them to help naturally take care of the stink bug problem. That might also have an effect.

Posted on: 2013/9/19 9:58
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I prefer wild praying mantis over stockers. I'm a mantis snob.

Posted on: 2013/9/24 18:33


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Yea, a wild mantis will fly immediately when you walk up on one. Stocker just sits there looking at you, no sense of self preservation at all.

Posted on: 2013/9/28 7:06
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