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California Mantis Relocated to WTB? Garden
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
October 25, 2013
Tuesday night after the MWHA board meeting, Daniel and some fellow board members noticed this female California Mantis in the corner of an alcove with a spider web wrapped around her leg.  The stucco entrapment did not seem the ideal location for her health and welfare, so Daniel transported her home in a film box and released her on the zinnia.  She has been patrolling the garden for prey ever since.

Female California Mantis

Female California Mantis

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Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California

2 Responses to Female California Mantis found in Mount Washington

  1. zach says:

    Are they larger than the ones native to western pa. If so I found at my job and managed a picture. It must have been 5 inches long atleast.

    • bugman says:

      The California Mantis is not a large mantis. Your five inch long individual is most likely not a native species. The Chinese Mantis is an introduced species that has naturalized across much of North America and it is common in Pennsylvania.

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