Tag Archive: Mantis

The Predatory Praying Mantis

  Praying Mantis, Image Credit Les Harrison Summertime is bug time in the Florid Panhandle.  The weather has provided enough rain for the bugs which depend on a supply of foliage and the temperatures have been ideal for a population explosion. Stink bugs, leaf-footed bugs, grasshoppers, all sizes and colors of caterpillars and many more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/14/the-predatory-praying-mantis/

The Preying Mantis: Friend to Gardeners, but Nightmare to Insects

The preying mantis is well equipped to thin the population of destructive insects. The last two years have been kind to the insect population in north Florida, and 2015 appears to be continuing the trend. The weather has provided enough rain for those bugs which depend on the generous supply of foliage and the temperatures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/the-preying-mantis-friend-to-gardeners-but-nightmare-to-insects/