Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:08 PM
The mums are in full bloom in northern Virginia, right near the Blue Ridge Mountains. A mantis has set up home and enjoying the buffet. Not really much that needs identified, but I appreciated to be on the bugs level. Roll Call: Mantis, Ermine Moth, Conifer Seed Bug. Can you tell what the mantis is eating for my records?
It sure looks to us like your Preying Mantis is eating our Bug of the Month, the Pennsylvania Leatherwing or Goldenrod Soldier Beetle.