Prickly royal intrigue

Monarch vs. Mantis

As a Monarch butterfly was sipping nectar from the thready head of a Field thistle (Cirsium discolor), some type of mantis lay in wait among the thorny leaves. Luckily for the Monarch, it decided to fly off before it became the mantid’s breakfast. Might be a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis).

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