Monthly Archives: March 2015
The Last of the March Mantids: High School Steroptypes!
Written by Nancy Miorelli and Joe Ballenger It’s the end of the month, and our March Mantids theme month seems to have been a pretty big success. It was a lot of fun for us, because we got to talk … Continue reading
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The Daily Catch: Patience and Spring Traps
Written by Nancy Miorelli The other day I received an email from a former student about the persistence and strength demonstrated by praying mantises. Yes, she did say birds. It is pretty amazing when you think about how mantises can capture … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Ecology, Physiology Tagged ambush predator, biomechanics, camouflage, hunting, Mantis, March Mantid Madness, Predator Leave a comment
Why Do Insects Lay Their Eggs In Patterns?
Written by Joe Ballenger We get a lot of identification requests on our Facebook page, and we do what we can to identify them. Sometimes, these turn into interesting conversations…which in turn lead to good questions like this: The moth … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Ecology, Physiology Tagged egg patterms, eggs, Insects, March Mantid Madness 4 Comments
Gardening and Beneficial Insects
Written by Nancy Miorelli Spring’s right around the corner! Well, for those of us who aren’t heaped under mountains of snow. To kickstart spring, this month we’re going to post all about mantises! So shoot us your questions! Some of … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Ecology, Pollination Tagged Beneficial Insects, Gardens, Insects, March Mantid Madness, Predator 3 Comments
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