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One of the oddest parts of being a female praying mantis is the way they go about mating. We all know how mating usually goes but this is a little different. First, mating occurs and the female lays between 10 and 400 eggs. Then, after the ritual is over, the female has been known to bite off the head of its male partner. This takes place more often in captivity than in the wild and the reasons behind this mating ritual is still not completely known.

Praying Mantis - Devout, Stealth, Fearsome Hunter

Blue-wing Mantis - Creobroter germmata There are so many amazing mantis insects out there.

Florals, insects, praying mantis

The praying mantis would always startle me when I first saw it in the garden. They can rip the head off an insect faster that you can watch it. Good guys in the garden. The farmers use them as well as ladybugs to control bad bugs.


Aliens on Earth: Macro Pictures by Igor Siwanowicz Two large praying mantises show their colours in Igors home studio – Odd Stuff Magazine

rhamphotheca:   A Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) stands at attention. (via: Luc Viatour)

rhamphotheca: A Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) stands at attention. (via: Luc Viatour)

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The flight of insects is not easy. A very large energy is spent in beating of wings. But these animals are so fantastic that they can make only some parts of the body are heated to save energy is so important for life! Wow finally, one that's Flying.

rhamphotheca (mantis): buggirl: beyond incredible.

although I do have to admit that this would be slightly threatening if I were and insect.-) rhamphotheca (mantis): buggirl: beyond incredible.

Planthopper | 061211 NAPW | kites182 | Flickr

A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha, exceeding

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Can you hear me now? A praying mantis has only one ear, located on the underside of its belly! How interesting!

Gambian Spotted-Eye Flying Mantis

praying mantis- This is the Gambian Spotted-eye Flower Mantis (Pseudoharpax virescens). They’re really tiny – only growing to about 1 inch! Despite their small size, however, they’re apparently easy to raise in captivity.