Praying Mantis

praying mantis

Photo Credit: D.Gordon E.Robertson


Name: Praying Mantis

Class: Insect

Origin: Tropical and Temperate Habitats Worldwide

Habitat: Rainforests, Deserts & Grasslands

Size: 5cm-13cm

Speed: There Jump Both Take Off and Landing Lasts 80 milliseconds (Faster Than a Blink Of a Human Eye)

Diet: Flies, Crickets, Moths & Caterpillars

 Predators: Lizards, Snakes & Scorpions

Attack/Defense: They hold there arms out in an upright position waiting for prey to come within reach and then strike with lightning fast reactions, sharp spines on their forearms then help to hold on to their prey as they eat them alive.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Life Expectancy: 1 year


fascinating facts


They can turn there heads 180 degrees.


Female mantids will sometimes eat there mates.


They only have one ear and it is located on the underside of there belly.


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