Name: Praying Mantis
Origin: Tropical and Temperate Habitats Worldwide
Habitat: Rainforests, Deserts & Grasslands
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 there sharp spines on there forearms help to hold on to there prey as they eat them alive.
Conservation Status : Least Concern
Life Expectancy: 1 year
Photo Credit: D.Gordon E.Robertson
- 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.