Praying Mantis- I stopped by my uncle’s new house under construction to see how things were going. He found this guy wandering around the backyard. I haven’t seen one in years. They are a pretty cool bug to find when you can!
Praying mantis are excellent addition to vegetable and rose gardens. They are a general predator that when small help with plant worms like Loopers like Tomato Horn Worms and caterpillars and leaf hoppers. When larger they go after larger plant worms, beetles and leaf eating pests. You can purchase them here, when in season from January through June. http://www.theladybugco.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1840
Praying Mantis enjoys a nice Black Widow for dinner.