Thursday, August 23, 2012

Praying Mantis Feasts on Monarch Butterfly!

Hey fourth-graders! I've been thinking about our first unit, Food Chains, and lo and behold, I wake up this morning and find a praying mantis eating a monarch right in my backyard. A praying mantis is a stealthy hunter. Because it eats meat (butterfly is meat!) it is a carnivore. The butterfly eats nectar from plants and is therefore a herbivore. Do you know who might eat the praying mantis?

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