[CT Birds] Praying mantis

teustis at killingworthlibrary.org teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
Mon Aug 29 07:47:31 EDT 2016


Mantises are opportunists - they don't necessarily "stake out" other
creatures for food sources, but if a likely one comes along
(hummingbird, monarch, mosquito, other mantis), they'll try for it.
Do know that mantids are very easy-going - they don't bite or sting - so
if you see one settling into a spot where your hummers congregate,
encourage it to walk onto your hand and move it elsewhere.
:-)  Tammy Eustis, Chester

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Praying mantis
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, August 29, 2016 7:07 am
To: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
Cc: Craig Minor <minor.craig77 at gmail.com>, ctbirds
<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>

Oh, I am so very sorry to have learned this! 

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville 

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From: "Roy Harvey via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
To: "Craig Minor" <minor.craig77 at gmail.com>, "CT Birds"
<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 7:00:13 AM 
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Praying mantis 

It appears to be true, though perhaps still unusual. 

http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/learn/hummingbirds/mantis-hummer.php


Roy Harvey 
Beacon Falls, CT 

On Aug 29, 2016, at 1:16 AM, Craig Minor via CTBirds
<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote: 

I recently saw a post on Facebook that a praying mantis will wait on 
humming bird feeders to pray on the birds ? Is this true or just another

one of fake stories . Craig 
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