Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Praying Mantis moth buffet
One of the windows to my office currently has twelve praying mantises feasting off of moths. I have been watching the big green insects, they average about five inches in length, since they started appearing a couple weeks ago. They are pretty clumsy. It takes them alot of attempts to actually nab a moth and often even then the moths can escape. They crawl along the window screens chasing after the moths and repeatedly grab at them until they get one. Even so they definitely eat more moths, one of Arivaca Man's worst foes, than most other allied creatures. I have not seen Blaster eat a single moth since I got here.