Subject: Wasp eating Mantis
Geographic location of the bug: Dayton, Ohio
Time: 07:10 PM EDT
This mantis has been hanging out on our flag pole for the last 2 days. He is alive, but has been letting a wasp land on his tail for long periods at a time. Now the mantis’s tail is chewed up and half gone. Why would the mantis let the wasp do that?
How you want your letter signed: Mike
We wish you could provide an image of the Wasp. Generally, when wasps prey upon other insects, it is to feed their young. We have not heard of a situation where a wasp returns to its prey repeatedly without killing it.