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PRAYING MANTIS

 
Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

The Praying Mantis, or praying mantid, is an insect named for its prayer-like stance. Mantis is derived from the Greek word for prophet or fortune teller.

Their huge compound eyes, mounted on their triangular heads, have a large field of vision used for detecting prey whilst their antennae are used for smell.

Found in areas of the world with mild winter climates, they are regularly spotted in gardens throughout the Axarquia.
 

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