This mantis religiosa is positive proof that their food supply is not restricted to insects as many people say and that small lizards like this Andalucian wall lizard (Podarcis vaucheri) are definately on the menu!
Oh, WOW! I have seen them eating bees and even hornets but never this… Though, when you see the small bluetail lizard hatchlings they do look like a food supply for something… This lizard is the same size or bigger than the mantis?
That is pretty amazing…. I saw some comments on the youtube video saying that the lizard was already dead… I don’t think that matters either way…. Even eating a lizard as carrion is amazing footage…. Also the mantis attacking the back of the next looks like its trying to paralyse the lizard….