A praying mantis egg case in a green plastic net bag. I think it cost $5.99.
I was very into Entomology as a high school student and had to catch, kill and pin bugs for 7th grade science class. To me, the praying mantis has always been the kungfu ninja of the insect world.
They are amazing to watch and well adapted by nature to find and kill their dinner. They catch their prey and immediately eat them alive, chewing them with their strong mouth parts. I don't even have to mention the part about the females eating their mates AFTER (wink, wink)...
|I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him...|
This was to be my big "Marlin Perkins - Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom" moment, but the damn fly flew away...
A little while later, a second mantis was spotted, so there are at least two!
|Found in September 2013.|