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Is this a Praying Mantis or something harmful for my Impatients?

Posted by rinomanfroni z8 Dallas (My Page) on
Tue, May 25, 10 at 14:30

I would like to know if I have to worry about this insect. It has been living in the same spot for days and I am not sure whether is a baby Praying Mantis, or it is something creepy for my garden! If it is not a Praying Mantis, I am going to treat my garden with insecticide because I don't know if it's this insect, or there are other hidden in the ground, but my garden is being all messed up by some creature!

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RE: Is this a Praying Mantis or something harmful for my Impatien

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Tue, May 25, 10 at 15:33

Looks more like a wheel bug or assassin bug nymph - beneficial predators that munch the bugs that attack your garden.

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