After a post about Mexican Bean Beetles I would like to focus attention on a more friendly insect. The Mediterranean mantis.
Based on how much the Mediterranean mantid blends in with the native mesquite trees it is no wonder that they have come to dominate much of the local insect population.
Often, people encounter this insect is when a male is attracted to a porch light and, while there, decides to dine on other insects that are attracted to the light.
|Though mantises are all over Arizona, it can be difficult to spot them.|