I’d like to start this message by saying congratulations on a fantastic bugsite! I was searching the web for a bug I had squished in my living room (sorry, I know that makes you sad but… well… bugs give me the heebie jeebies….) Anyway on to happier things, I found your website and identified the little critter, and started looking at all the amazing bug pictures and reading all the info you had dug up about them. (In fact, I’ve spent the better part of a couple of nights doing so.) Well, tonight, we were headed inside the house, and my boyfriend said, "Hey, look at that walking stick." Now, you have to remember… I am the same person who mercilessly mushed the bug in the living room, and the same person who usually yells to him to "Come kill this please!" But after looking at all the bugs on your website, I was intrigued, so I looked. I saw him (or her) and said, "That’s not a walking stick, that’s a preying mantis!" And here comes the amazing part… instead of running inside for a fly swatter, I ran inside for my camera and took a few shots of the bug. I’ve attached one shot, not that you really need ANOTHER mantis picture, but I thought you might like to see a picture of the bug you saved 🙂
Thanks again for the great site, and I’m sure the preying mantis thanks you as well.
Jennifer from MO
While it is true that we might not need another Preying Mantis photo, we can never get too many letters like yours. How nice to know we have done a good thing. Also we appreciate the spelling you use on Preying Mantis, because with all the controversy regarding Creationism versus Evolutionism in schools today, we like to see a separation of Church and Science.