Butterfly-predacious Hornets

Liz Day lday at iquest.net
Mon Aug 3 14:41:53 EDT 1998

> preying mantis last summer and we discovered that they will quite 
> happily feed on yellow jackets.  The mantis was very effiecient!  

Yes - I've seen them grab one right out of the air!

> patio during dinner time.  The yellow jackets would come when ever there 
> was bbq meat.  So we opted to put aside a small peace offering with our 
> mantis perched atop.

Actually, they do make actual YJ traps you can use at picnics etc.  You
could just trap and kill a whole bunch of YJs I suppose.


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