California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)

A Female California Mantis

The California Mantis lives from less than nine months up to one year maximum. I found the female mantis in this photograph on a plastic pipe and wire enclosure that sits flush with a sliding screen door at my house. The enclosure allows my cat to go outside when the screen door is open while protecting him from the venerable… Continue reading California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)