This year I have spent a lot of time taking pictures of my flowers. Of course, I am always looking for interesting fauna as well.
Last week I was able to capture some pictures of little praying mantises.
Look how tiny they are. They would be able to perch on my fingertip.
Praying mantis are neutral when it comes to pest control as they eat both good and bad bugs.
I have seen less aphids on my roses this year, and have seen only a few lady bugs. Perhaps the praying mantises are keep the aphids in check.
Have you seen praying mantis this small?