“I didn't think I would die like this!! I thought I would settle down, and then have my wife bite my head off…”
This is an emotional dialogue from the movie ‘KUNG FU PANDA 2’.
But this seems very true to the life of Praying Mantis, an insect known for its ambush preying and praying-like stand.
Their prominent front legs folding stand seems to be engaging in the act of devotion. These
Their hunting ability is a notable feature as they throw themselves on their prey with
The interesting fact is that the female mantids kills their male partner during mating, but lays about 200 eggs in a
A mantid resembles
This camouflage can live in both temperate and tropical habitats. They make use of protective
Mantids can turn their heads to 180 degrees to inspect the surroundings and they have five eyes altogether, out of which two large compound eyes provide better vision.
Although they are venomous, they won’t harm humans. These predatory insects tend to be very aggressive even to their own species.
Ancient Greeks called the insect as ‘mantis’ that means ‘diviner
Mantises lie in the family Mantidae and are the closest relative to Blattodea (cockroaches and termites). Their hunting mode is completely depended on vision, they are mainly diurnal. Many species among them can fly at night.