Immature California Mantis
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA
August 12, 2012
We couldn’t help but wonder what might have eaten the Scudder’s Bush Katydid whose remains we found by the front door this morning. Nothing remained but the wings and legs, so we knew a spider was not the predator. Then this afternoon we spotted this immature California Mantis at the porch light. Though we never saw the predation, we are relatively certain this California Mantis was the predator even though the Katydid was about the same size as the Mantis.