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Wild Treasures - 2008 animal find

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Travis K, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. hardlucktattoo

    hardlucktattoo Arachnobaron

    Praying mantis

    This little guy Climbed right on my back while I was working in the yard I know these are endangered but I see them all the time

  2. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

    North American mantids are not endangered. The notion that they are endangered is a persistent myth that is 100% false. Here is a link to the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program:


    Along these same lines, I recently overheard one colleague informing another that killing a praying mantis will land you fifty dollar fine...nope.

    If you know where to look, mantids are actually quite common, which is great, because they are amazing insects.
  3. hardlucktattoo

    hardlucktattoo Arachnobaron

    yea there is a tobacco field behind my house and I am always running into them
  4. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Every try keeping one? Mantids are a blast!
  5. hardlucktattoo

    hardlucktattoo Arachnobaron

    No I havent cause I was under the impression that they were illegal to keep cause they were endangered Now that I know they arent I just might
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