Well this preying mantis was eating the dead flower off of my Lavender bush!

I couldn’t see any bugs in the empty flower from the Lavendula, so my guess is this praying mantis was eating the dead flower as roughage after a beanfeast of bugs!

PLUS the praying mantis can hang upside down on a pink flower stalk!

Check out how big and beautiful the praying mantis huge googly eyes are!

This praying mantis dosn’t only eat bugs, it eats my Lavender flower heads!

So although one preying mantis is called mantis, more than one mantis are mantid, I have had many preying mantid around my basil bush and in my home. The preying mantis will keep very still in the hope that humans and animal do not spot it as a tasty morsel.