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PRAYING MANTIS

 

Praying mantises are beneficials with enormous appetites. They eat many pests, often larger than the mantis itself.                                                                                                                                                                     

How do I attract a praying mantises?

Organic gardens (gardens that use no chemicals) are the best sites for attracting praying mantises. Create a bug-friendly environment by planting cosmos, yarrow and marigolds.

 

Factoids

 

Praying mantises do not have jumping hind legs and catch their prey with their front legs. They eat live prey and are able to camouflage themselves.