A Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) made its way through the grassy area near the Water Utility plant, but it couldn't escape Glenda Denniston's camera eye. This species of praying mantis is native to Asia and the nearby islands and feeds primarily on other insects. It can be several inches long. These mantids have been observed eating the larvae of monarch butterflies.
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