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It’s a Praying Mantis.
That’s cool. Looks pretty big.
Does it bite or sting?
Nope, not people
he’s about 3 inches
he’s a cool one
They are sacred
I love them 1515
They turn their heads around like a human.
Hi little buddy!
And they happily eat those pesky aphids from the garden.
I love most insects. Wasps not so much but they do eat ticks so I give them a wide berth.
For years, I wondered what these little mud nests were that were stuck to my house. There would typically be just one skinny wasp at the mud nest or the nest would be abandoned. One day I tried knocking one of the mud nests off of the house and several white desiccated spider corpses fell down with the mud nest fragments onto me standing below. I screamed pretty damn loud!
Then I searched online and found out they are mud dauber wasps and they paralyze spiders (including black widows) and drag them back to their mud nests for food. They are good at spider pest control!
I was stung by a wasp on the leg. Talk about pain. They’re worse than a honeybee.
Female praying mantises eat the male after fertilization !!!
It’s absolutely true.
i caught a praying mantis once with a friend when i was a kid. my mom wanted me to let it go