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Praying mantis
A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is a kind of insect

Praying Mantis Bug Facts
The information sheets provide helpful facts about Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis - Caring for a mantis
Caring for Praying Mantis

Praying Mantids Printout-
Praying Mantids Printout. Praying Mantids are predatory insects that live in warm areas..

Praying Mantid Caresheet
The Mantids are a group of 1800 carnivorous insects. Most mantids are from tropical countries although a few do occur in cooler climates...

Praying Mantis - DesertUSA
Praying mantids get their name from the appearance of the front legs, which are help in a "prayerlike" manner. The name "mantid" derives from a Greek word meaning "prophet" or "seer."

Praying Mantis
These charismatic garden predators are often called praying mantids because most species are sit-and-wait hunters that hold their front legs together as if in prayer while they survey their surroundings for a potential meal. Mantids have large eyes and are able to rotate their head to effectively monitor their surroundings for both prey and their own potential predators.