Good Bug/Bad Bug
I can’t take credit for this photo but what a good bit of information Nicky shared. She came across this photo, apparently taken in Pennsylvania, on line and forwarded it to us since we talk about the spotted lantern fly so much.
‘Always knew the praying mantis was a good guy and we certainly are grateful for its bad guy spotted lantern fly appetite.
Although a beautiful-looking insect, the SLF is destructive to apple orchards, vineyards, some maple trees, and many other plants.
And now the battle has begun in Schuylkill County.
Thanks, Nicky, for the photo
and thanks, too, to the praying mantis for joining the battle against the bad guys!