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.

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

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I love watching their heads turn.

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I was happy to see this beneficial garden resident.

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

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