|Mantid eating stink bug|
Photo: Susan Levi-Goerlich
|Mantid egg cases|
I fastened the canes in the fence near posts eight-feet apart, hoping the distance will reduce mantid cannibalism and that more mantids will survive to eat other insects in my garden.
I’m particularly eager to encourage mantids because one of our Howard County Master Gardeners, Susan Levi-Goerlich, last summer took a photo of an adult mantid chowing down on a stink bug.
Go, mantises! You prey on insects. I’ll pray that you have voracious appetites for stink bugs attacking my tomatoes, raspberries, and blackberries.