Praying Mantis

Insects That Look Like Leaves

15 Insects That Look Like Leaves

There are literally millions of insect species in the world, and as you might expect, they have developed many different ways to blend in with their surroundings and hide from predators. Some insects do this by taking on the appearance of leaves, twigs, or other plant materials. In this article, we’ll talk specifically about insects … Read more

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Do Praying Mantises Kill Hummingbirds?

If you’ve ever seen a praying mantis perched on your hummingbird feeder, you may have thought it wasn’t any cause for concern. That is, until you saw the mantis with a hummingbird clutched in its forelegs. Such a sight as this probably shocked you. Do praying mantises kill hummingbirds? Do they actually eat them? How … Read more

What Happens if You Kill a Praying Mantis

Is It Illegal To Kill A Praying Mantis?

You may have heard that you could receive a fine for killing a praying mantis. Perhaps you thought such a law would be a little harsh and you’re wondering if it’s true. Is it illegal to kill a praying mantis? Is the praying mantis a protected species? What would happen if you did kill one? … Read more

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How Smart Are Praying Mantises?

If you’ve ever seen a praying mantis hunting an insect much larger than itself, you may have thought it had to be pretty smart to take down such a foe. But is that true? How smart are praying mantises? Are they the smartest insects in the world, or are there some insects that are much … Read more

What Is a Praying Mantis’s Life Cycle?

How Do Praying Mantises Mate?

You may have heard that female praying mantises eat their mates while in the act of mating. Is this true? How do praying mantises mate, exactly? How long does the process take? Why do they eat their mates? And how many eggs do they lay? Keep reading as we explore all of these questions in … Read more

What is a Praying Mantis’ Favorite Food

What Do Praying Mantises Eat And Drink?

If you’ve ever seen a praying mantis sitting perfectly still on the ground or on a low-growing shrub, you may have wondered what it was doing there. Most likely, it was hunting, waiting for its next meal to pass by. This leads to the question, what do praying mantises eat and drink? Keep reading! In … Read more

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