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Baby Mantids
Hi Bugman!
I spotted this wonderful phenomena yesterday in our backyard and took pictures – just hatched baby praying mantids! I wanted more information about what they eat and found your wonderful website. I noticed you have plenty of adult pictures and egg casings, so I thought you may appreciate some baby pictures. I spotted what I believe was probably mum about 3 weeks ago. She was brown and about 20cm long. I am hoping these babies hatched in the right season. We are in autumn now in Australia – will they be okay? Regards,
Renae
(Perth, Western Australia)

Hi Renae,
Thanks for the great photo. As long as you don’t get snow, and we don’t believe you get snow, the young mantids should be fine.

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