Praying Mantis

The word “mantis” is from the Greek word μάντις for prophet.

Praying Mantis Photography By Tustel Ico

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Praying Mantis ‘Rate my Bike’ by Tustel Ico.
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Praying Mantis on two spores by Tustel Ico.
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Praying Mantis ‘Staring at the Sun’ by Tustel Ico
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Praying Mantis Photography By Robert Kalman

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The praying mantis has excellent eyesight and can see up to about 50 feet away. Their eyes are made up of tiny compounds. Praying Mantis by Ronald Beer. www.flickr.com

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Praying Mantis by Robert Kalman.
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Praying Mantis by Robert Kalman.
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Praying Mantis by Robert Kalman.
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Praying Mantis devouring another bug by Robert Kalman. Farmers order mantis eggs as they are excellent hunters and copious consumers of moths, crickets, grasshoppers, flies, and other insects. www.flickr.com

More Praying Mantis Photography

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Gambian Spotted-eye flower mantis (Pseudoharpax Virescens)
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African spiny flower mantis.
By MantidBoy www.flickr.com

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African spiny flower mantis.
By Piet Grobler www.flickr.com

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Hymenopus coronatus (sub adult female)
By Nicholas Reusen, www.flickr.com

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The praying mantis is actually more closely related to the cockroach than to grasshoppers. Mantis by Mantidboy.
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Praying Mantis in Australia taken by Darcy Moore.
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The praying mantis is the only insect that can rotate its alien-like head almost 180 degrees. Mantis by Mantidboy.
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Indian Mantis By Coolsox,
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The earliest fossils of the praying mantis are from Oligocene, a geologic epoch dating around 23 to 34 million years ago. Praying Mantis by Kristen.
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A very rare praying mantis posing as a stick insect. Taken in Malaysia by Jack Intosh.
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Praying Mantis – S.bicornis. By MantidBoy.
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If you would like to learn more about Mantids, visit one of these forums recommended by MantidBoy.

www.chelicera.org
www.phasmidforum.com
www.ukmantisforums.co.uk
www.bugnation.co.uk
www.mantidforum.net

 

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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