Our annual end-of-summer contest is here, come on down to the Dave's Garden County Fair!

California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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-South Central-, IL(Zone 6a)

Wow Palmbob! He looks healthy... I love praying mantises.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

I'm sure he's dead now.. only live one summer it seems.

-South Central-, IL(Zone 6a)

They have a 'territory' they stay in. I didn't see any this summer, but last year I had several, and they were always in the same area when I'd see them. I think I might order some next spring and let them out in my back yard.

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