A picture of a Praying Mantis
The praying mantis is so named for the prayer-like posture it assumes while waiting for its prey. Although the praying mantis generally eats insects and small tree frogs, the female will devour part of her own mate. Commonly found in tropical and warm temperate climates, the mantis was introduced into the United States to help control certain insect populations. яндекс.ћетрика