So here are a few pictures of insects that I found throughout the season. The first picture is of a mantid ootheca I found while walking at a nearby creek on New Year’s Day. The next is some ladybugs I found on a walk. Then are some pictures of a mantid on some flowers and some mantids I found nearby.
It looks like one of the
mantids made it to adulthood, as I later found this girl molting into an
adult. I also happened to find a brown adult female mantid and found
another green adult female.
Finally, I had a chance encounter with a large jumping spider in my garage carrying babies on her back.