Subject: Whats That Bug
October 8, 2012 3:31 pm
I work as the director at a child care facility. My staff was outside with the children and found a large bug that was missing his head. We would like to know what it is.
Signature: Jessica Fuller, Director, Learn and Play, LLC
We would love to know what decapitated this adult Preying Mantis. It doesn’t seem to be a typical predator as it has left behnid the most edible and nutritious part of the mantis, the abdomen. It would be much more typical for a predator to leave the hard head behind and eat the softer and fattier body.
We are not sure. We found the bug out on the playground and it was already decapitated. Thank you for getting back to us to quickly. The kids will be interested to know what the bug was!
Director, Learn and Play,LLC