What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  California Mantids on Primrose
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
August 8, 2017
Though we have a long history of being visited by California Mantids, in recent years they have become more plentiful.  We just spotted a gorgeous female nymph on a primrose plant.  There seems to be a significant size discrepancy between her and other mantids found, also on primrose.

Female California Mantis Nymph on Primrose

Immature California Mantis

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
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