What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  California Mantis
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
August 18, 2017 8:25 am
Last week, Daniel took this image of this immature California Mantis perched on a primrose.  They sure are growing.  Just yesterday, Daniel found three similar sized California Mantids in the garden.

California Mantis

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

2 Responses to California Mantids growing larger in the WTB? garden

  1. Shelly DeAtley says:

    I was trying to use your sight to look up a mantid and all I got were pictures and stories of California mantises. The mantid in my yard had the front end of a mantis and the back looked like a wasp. It was about 3-5cm long.

    • bugman says:

      According to our records, we currently have 308 Mantis postings in that category, and the vast majority are NOT California Mantids. What you describe sounds like a Mantispid or Mantidfly.

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