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Beneficial friends

This is a discussion on Beneficial friends within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I love when these guys start showing up in the greenhouse....

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    Default Beneficial friends

    I love when these guys start showing up in the greenhouse.
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    Beautiful little friend! I like it! Is this a stick insect?

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    Did you put them in the Greenhouse? How do they get in? I have seen some in the yard and on the plants on my porch. No big ones like in the first photo, but little green ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paph View Post
    Beautiful little friend! I like it! Is this a stick insect?
    It's a baby praying mantis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Did you put them in the Greenhouse? How do they get in? I have seen some in the yard and on the plants on my porch. No big ones like in the first photo, but little green ones.

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    My greenhouse is open all summer long. They come and go as they please as well as toads, treefrogs and occasional snake. I have taken egg cases in and wintered them over. I like watching them hatch. All 3 pics are the same mantis.

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    Haven't seen a mantis in person in some time. A very neat insect.

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    Yep truly beneficial.... as they'll prey for those unwanted pests...

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