California Mantis in Captivity

October 1, 2010
Last Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Daniel captured a female California Mantis, Stagomantis californica, that he saw on the front porch.  Daniel has been asked to appear on the morning news on Channel 5, but the appearance is contingent on him bringing live bugs for the amusement of the news team.  Since the appearance date has been pushed back a second time, Daniel now has to keep this “pet” California Mantis alive for a month, and he has been feeding her moths that are attracted to the porch light.  Hopefully, after the sun rises, Daniel will be able to take a photo of the pretty green gal that has been contentedly gobbling up moths for the past three days.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *