Mantises are predatory insects that are known to be very aggresive and ruthless when it comes to hunting and even mating. These insects are very easy to recognize, mainly because of their bizarre “praying” posture and not to mention their highly evolved forelegs that specialize in killing.
Mantises are generally active during the day (diurnal), and most adults are capable of flying.
Although generally well camouflaged by their body colours; when threatened, mantises tend to spread their forelegs and wings so that they appear larger in attempts to deter predators.
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