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Friday, May 26, 2006

Landscape designer nz photos. Mantis Eating European Wasp, Natural Pest Control at its best.


Before you stamp on that bug, remember they are part of the global life cycle and give balance to our environment. The praying mantis, Miomantis caffran, is shown in this photo eating the European wasp, one of New Zealand's most disliked garden pests.
We can clearly see the benefits of some of the unusual looking bugs / insects in our gardens, and yes she devoured the whole wasp!
Both species shown are introduced pests into NZ, and were able to survive very well in the New Zealand climate. Encouraging more Mantis into your garden will surely control the wasp numbers along with other plant growth inhibiting pests in your landscaped gardens.

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