Insect Stalking

I have been out on an insect hunt this week.

I have been looking for newly emerged Cicadas, which I think are beautiful.

Thus far I have only found the split skins/shells

from their molting hanging on the underside of leaves.

I did stumble upon a Mantid in the garden.


It saw me and quickly skittered to the underside of the leaf.


I love watching their heads turn.


I was happy to see this beneficial garden resident.


Just another reason I do not use pesticides.  I cannot poison my friends!




5 thoughts on “Insect Stalking

  1. No pesticides in my garden either. Use to collect skins of Cicadas and place them on tree trunks with my granddaughter. It is seldom I see them when they emerge from their skin.

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