Praying Mantis and honeybees…

Posted by on October 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm.

A little over week ago, I saw this female praying mantis hiding amongst the daisies.

Praying Mantis_2.10.18.13

Praying Mantis on Daisy

I watched her for several minutes. Initially she appeared to be sleeping and then she awakened. She seemed intensely curious with all the activity that the daisies attracted. I guess she was looking for a feast.

Honeybee on Daisy.10.18.13

She moved to a position close to all the insects; Bumblebees, honeybees, wasps, and flies were in abundance gorging themselves on nectar. I watched as the honeybees buzzed away, legs heavily laden with pollen. I imagined some of them returning to their hive, crops full of nectar ready to dump their precious load in preparation for cooler months.I must say that I breathed a sigh of relief that the praying mantis did not pounce on them, at least the ones I saw.


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