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Episode 79 Praying Mantis (Beneficial Series)

Mantis (Praying Mantis)


Helpful Stages: Adult and Nymph
Complete or Incomplete:   Incomplete – adult-egg-nymph-adult
Appearance: Adult – large, green, elongated, winged body.  Small head with very large eyes and folded forelimbs.  Nymphs – smaller, brown to green colored miniature adults
Order: Mantodea – means prophet or seer
Eggs: laid in cases on undersides of leaves or twigs
Eats: Anything it can catch
Attractants: anything green but nothing specific
Notes: camouflage