Flies join mantis for lunch

In my years looking closely at mantids eating other insects, I’ve never seen flies getting in on the action like a wake of vultures. In other frames (not shown), flies are crawling all over the mantid’s eyes.  I don’t think I’d be that tolerant.

Colin Purrington Photography: Insects &emdash; Praying mantis eating bug

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