Praying Mantis – Details in Short


the praying mantis is named for its
prominent front legs which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests
the position of Prayer by any name these fascinating insects are formidable
predators they have triangular heads poisoned on a long neck or elongated
thorax mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees
to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other
simple eyes located between them typically green or brown and well
camouflaged on the plants among which they live mantis lightning ambush or
patiently stalked their quarry they use their front legs to snare their prey
with reflexes so quick that they are difficult to see with the naked eye
their legs are further equipped with spikes for snaring prey and pinning it
in place moths crickets grasshoppers flies and
other insects are usually the unfortunate recipients of unwanted
mounted attention however the insects will also eat others of their own kind
the most famous example of this is the notorious mating behavior of the adult
female who sometimes eats her mate just after or even during mating yet this
behavior seems not to deter males from reproduction females regularly lay
hundreds of eggs in a small case and nymphs hatched looking much like tiny
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