Found a mantid egg sack in the garden few weeks ago. Today they all hatched. Frogs had a feast. It's a bit mean, esp because I like mantids, but made for some happy frogs today
Check out Protected praying mantises: fact or fiction? - Dover, DE - Dover PostGrowing up, I was always told it was illegal to kill them. I figured it was a old wives tale.
I was under the impression that most "garden mantids" aren't native anyways, but I'm probably mistaken. Killing Mantids is bad karma for me, for some reason...Aren't Mantids protected?