(Order Orthoptera Family Mantidae)
Praying mantis' are primarily found in the tropics. They are characterized by long, slender bodies, with two
forearms fitted with spines for grasping prey. These predators are large, generally reaching lengths
over 1 inch. While waiting for prey they commonly raise their forelimbs off the grounding surface, as if in prayer.
For more pictures and information please see Mantid.
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