Why is August so anxious?  Because it is one of hottest months of the year!  But for the mantis is a feast fest- filled month!  Check out these comments:
Date: Fri, May 10, 2013 2:57 am


Been reading your web site and found it to be very interesting and informative. We
live in Maryland and have a question about egg cases secured outside. Have you
noticed tiny ants crawling on the egg cases at any time? These cases are about 5
to 6 feet off the ground and are hooked on old vines. The ants seem to be crawling
in and out of the cases as well, through what looks to be tiny holes in the cases. 
Don't know if the ants made the holes. Is this unusual? Are the ants helping the
babies to get out of the cases? Or are they eating the babies? I can't even
imagine how the ants found the cases. Do the cases smell? or have a sweet and
sticky aroma that would draw the ants? We are guessing that the babies have
hatched and the ants want to take over the old cases? I guess that could be a
possibility. Thanks for any help.

Date: Mon, June 10, 2013 11:20 am

I can find no reliable references to a mantis ever measuring 18 inches in
China in 1929 or any other time. Most likely the original story was 18cm,
and mistakenly referenced as inches. Even if this can be found in an old
news archive it was most likely a misprint. There are not even reliable
references of a mantis ever found measuring 9 inches.

Date: Mon, June 24, 2013 8:19 am

I was surprised that you didn't tell your readers to keep praying mantis
off their hummingbird feeders. I just found out they kill and eat
hummingbirds. I like both, but was hoping to find info on how to keep the
mantis's away from my feeders.

Subject: this gives me some faith
From: "Salle Cleveland"
Date: Sat, July 13, 2013 11:12 am


Haven't even looked through your site on the mantis but just seeing 
the homepage makes me feel some renewed faith in humanity! How cool 
that you have devoted a site to this extraordinary creature. Just saw 
one at the back of the house and I was delighted because I haven't 
seen one for so long! I thought they must be going the way of the 
honeybee. (Have you noticed? There seem to be so few of them out 
there . . ) Anyway, I will look through your site. Thank you for 
your devotion to the beautiful creatures that most pay no attention to!

Date: Sat, July 13, 2013 6:21 pm

I possibly saw a praying mantis in Los Angeles when I was very young, but it's not
clear in my memory. I do remember seeing one in Texas and Georgia. My friends feel
like we don't have them in So Cal. Thanks in advance for the info.

From: "Lewis Wereb" 
Date: Wed, July 17, 2013 1:45 pm

Dear Mantis Guy:
My opinion after years on this planet,and a little education and experiences
tossed in here and there,prompts me to write to you.
First, I am full of remorse for an incident from yesterday. I found a little green
angel of a praying mantis in my kitchen. That's the good news....The BAD news, he
was evidently extremely ill.....I then remembered my Shell no-pest strips in my
apartment.I put him outside in the back yard,and hope he got a good whiff of air and
survived. At least, I don't see him out there this morning.
Next to cats and (some) women, (in that order) Mantises are my favorite little
creatures on the Earth. I grew up in the country, and discovered the little guys
over 60 years ago. Liked them immediately,and as I said, I still do. What I DON'T
like is when obviously intelligent people are taken in by the misfit Darwin's Theory
of Evolution,or Natural Selection.
In order not to belabor a subject, I'll suggest one small book to read, the title
is "The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch" by Donald W. Patten. It's probably still
available on Amazon, but I think it is out of print.
I read it about 40 years ago,I do own a copy which is not for sale, and it sure
changed my thinking on the subject of "how lotsa stuff came to be"....I used to
think the atheist Darwin was great, too.
You have a wonderful and worthwhile website, I thank you for it,and may you be
blessed for it and able to continue it.

Subject: South Carolina sighting
From: "Karen"
Date: Mon, August 19, 2013 9:06 am

Wondered if u could confirm if this is a praying mantis... Found him interesting to
look at this morning. Karen

Subject: praying mantis
From: "Diane Kozlowski" 
Date: Tue, August 27, 2013 10:29 am


i found 3 praying mantis in my flower pot garden. they are still there. they come
out of hiding when i mist my flowers.
its interesting to see them everyday.

diane k.