True Facts About The Mantis

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European mantis. Empusa pennata
A.S. Floro/

A spiny flower mantis is sitting on a rolled leaf.
Cathy Keifer/

A Ghost mantis nymph is sitting on a branch.
Cathy Keifer/

Empusa fasciata mantis
Mikhail Melnikov/

Praying Mantis. on white background

A Thai green mantis is posing for a portrait.
Cathy Keifer/

praying mantis staring back with leg in mouth. In the act of grooming
Paul Looyen/

Praying Mantis head shot taken with a Macro lens
Jim Vallee/

A thai green mantis nymph is putting his front foot on a cricket that is too big to eat.
Cathy Keifer/

A Chinese mantis nymph is eating a cricket while standing on a leaf.
Cathy Keifer/

A macro shot of an Australian Praying Mantis eating a cricket
Johan Larson/

Praying Mantis eating a Monarch Butterfly on purple flowers
Steve Byland/

A praying mantis sees a grasshopper and is surprised.
Cathy Keifer/

Face Off! CC BY 2.0

Mantis vs Hummingbird, Rematched CC BY 2.0

Praying mantis mating and eating
Horia Bogdan/

Marek Velechovsky/

Two female praying mantis fighting
Richard Fellinger/Picture Press/Getty

A mantis while eating her mate

Mantis nymphs are being born from an egg case. They emerge attached to a tiny silk line.
Cathy Keifer/

Mantis nymphs are emerging from an egg case after incubating for about 5 weeks.
Cathy Keifer/

Extreme macro shot of a Praying mantis
Cre8tive Images/

Praying Mantis
Erhan Dayi/

Portrait of the Praying Mantis close-up 1:1 isolated on wite
Evgeniy Ayupov/

Female Praying Mantis, Rhombodera Basalis, in front of white background
Eric Isselee/

Mantis on the rock
M. Khebra/

Green mantis eats a grasshopper
Kristina Postnikova/

Green mantis eats a grasshopper
Kristina Postnikova/

Valerie Berger

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