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Between being able to swivel its head nearly 180 degrees, and having two large compound eyes and three simple eyes, the Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa) misses very few insects within reach.  Due to its green or brown coloration, the Praying Mantis is well camouflaged as it lies in ambush or stalks its prey.  Spines, tooth-like tubercles and a claw near the tip of each foreleg enable this predator to have a secure grasp on the moths, crickets, grasshoppers, flies, and other insects it…

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis - Naturally Curious with Mary Holland

Mantis Religiosa HD Wallpaper

Mantis religiosa, the European Mantis. The most commonly known species of mantis was introduced to the US in 1899 in a shipment of nursery plants (the local insect population was like “stop preying for me!

Praying Mantis, they are so good to eat up the bad bugs and if there is a stray one during a cold spell like to bring it in and put it on my houseplant until morning time

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Praying Mantis Photo'.


Green praying mantis by Snezana Petrovic on the body from the arms down. the underside of the wings i want vibrant blue/purple

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Grasshopper Key

Grasshopper Key

Monarch butterfly caterpillar

Monarch butterfly caterpillar -eats only milkweed. Encourage this plant to grow along fence rows and on your property to provide the food source for the caterpillar stage of this beautiful butterfly.

the praying mantis | Praying Mantis

The European praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) was designated the official state insect of Connecticut in beneficial to farmers.

Praying Mantis, Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 valid species. The English common name for any species in the order is "praying mantis", because of the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits. In Europe and other regions, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa.

rhamphotheca: A Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) stands at attention. (via: Luc Viatour)