Millimo

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    Millimo
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    I’m with you Wendy, I kill every St African mantis I see and destroy any egg cases I find. It is many years since I saw a native Mantis, yes I always check before I kill. The monarch chrysalises are particularly vulnerable immediately after shedding their skins, before the chrysalis case has hardened. The African mantis is in large part responsible for the disappearance of the native one so they are a huge threat to native wildlife every bit as much as rats, mustelids, possums which we must endeavour to get rid of by killing them. Funnily enough this year, where I am in West Auckland I have not seen the usual number of mantises.

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