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Mantis vs. a Monarch

Can a praying mantis catch a monarch? Yes, it can. And yes, it does. It was Sept. 14, 2013.  As I approached a Vacaville supermarket, I...

A monarch sips nectar from lantana near a Vacaville supermarket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sips nectar from lantana near a Vacaville supermarket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sips nectar from lantana near a Vacaville supermarket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, ambushes   the monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, ambushes the monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, ambushes the monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The predator clutches the monarch with its spiked forelegs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The predator clutches the monarch with its spiked forelegs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The predator clutches the monarch with its spiked forelegs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:17 PM
Tags: lantana (13), monarch (21), praying mantis (137), Stagmomantis limbata (46)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Last Goodbye

So there she is, a gnarly-looking praying mantis, the last of the season, and on her last legs. Last spiked forelegs? From her perch on a cactus in...

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, stares at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, stares at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, stares at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 5:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

It's Green Friday

Today is Black Friday, a day that marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It's reportedly the busiest shopping day of the year. But to...

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, rests on a cactus in Vacaville. She's the last of the season. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, rests on a cactus in Vacaville. She's the last of the season. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, rests on a cactus in Vacaville. She's the last of the season. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 2:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Praying Mantis Ponders The End of Daylight Savings Time

Human: "It's the end of Daylight Savings Time!" Praying Mantis: "The end of Daylight Savings Time? Does that mean I have to stop scaring the livin'...

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, ponders Daylight Savings Time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, ponders Daylight Savings Time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, ponders Daylight Savings Time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 4:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

'This Hanging Pot Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us!'

"This hanging potted plant ain't big enough for both of us!" That's what a female praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, seemed to be warning when...

Two female praying mantes, Stagmomantis limbata, encounter one another on a potted plant in Vacaville. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)
Two female praying mantes, Stagmomantis limbata, encounter one another on a potted plant in Vacaville. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

Two female praying mantes, Stagmomantis limbata, encounter one another on a potted plant in Vacaville. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

The praying mantis battle turns vicious, as a battle royale begins. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)
The praying mantis battle turns vicious, as a battle royale begins. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

The praying mantis battle turns vicious, as a battle royale begins. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

One praying mantis dominates her competitor.  (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)
One praying mantis dominates her competitor. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

One praying mantis dominates her competitor. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

The winning mantis eating the loser's head. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)
The winning mantis eating the loser's head. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

The winning mantis eating the loser's head. (Cell phone image by Mike Castro)

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023 at 1:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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