Teeny Tiny Mantis

DSC_3795 [1600x1200]Mrs J spotted this little mantis on one of her container daisies.  It’s the first one we’ve seen this summer. I quite like these things.  This one noticed the camera lens and scurried off a ways.  They often stake out a territory.  I’ve found them is the same general location day after day.  This one is so small that an ant will be a good meal – something as large as a ladybug would be too much to tackle.