Monday, December 8, 2008

All About Praying Mantises

mantis There are many different kinds of Praying Mantises.  Some are big, some are small.  They live everywhere, but mostly in tropical areas.  They eat bugs that are harmful to gardens.  A Praying Mantis has spiny front legs that he uses to grasp and hold his prey.  Praying Mantises are my favorite type of bug.

Here are some You Tube Videos about Praying Mantises:

Egg Sack Opens

Baby Praying Mantis Being Born

Praying Mantis - Healthy Praying Mantis on hand.

Nature's Perfect Predator: Praying Mantis - Absolutely terrifying to watch, this Animal Planet video does a great job of describing howinsects these bugs survive as a predator.

Female Praying Mantis Eats Male After Mating

Sick Praying Mantis - He's so cute!

Praying Mantis Artz - This video shows you how to draw a Praying Mantis, but I used the instructions in How to Draw Insects by Barbara Soloff Levy.

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