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Marvelous Mantids of the World

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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Marvelous Mantids of the World
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Mantids are amazing insects! Unusual and alien looking. Considered good luck in some cultures, these predatory creatures are loved by many. They are sold as beneficial insects for gardens, though they are not picky about what they eat and will prey on butterflies as easily as grasshoppers. Some species of mantids get large enough to catch and eat frogs, lizards and even hummingbirds!

Marvelous Mantids of the World

Lat: 43.32 Long: -74.98

Recent Spottings

Mantis acontista mexicana Eduardo Axel Recillas Bautista 11 2 Mantis acontista mexicana
Giant African Mantis Senda Kala 3 0 Giant African Mantis
Mantis Ootheca Bernadette S 7 9 Mantis Ootheca
Egyptian Pygmy Mantis SendaKala 3 1 Egyptian Pygmy Mantis
Praying Mantis Egg Case Senda Kala 0 3 Praying Mantis Egg Case
Brown Praying Mantis Tukup 0 2 Brown Praying Mantis
Chinese mantis Marek Koszorek 16 5 Chinese mantis
Scudder's Mantis momsavang 0 3 Scudder's Mantis
Brunner's Mantis momsavang 1 0 Brunner's Mantis
Carolina Mantis PamelaSmith 5 8 Carolina Mantis
Asian Ant Mantis harshad 1 0 Asian Ant Mantis
Giant African Mantis Nymph Bernadette S 1 2 Giant African Mantis Nymph
Chinese Praying Mantis PamelaSmith 1 1 Chinese Praying Mantis
Mantid LaurenZarate 2 0 Mantid
Carolina Mantis momsavang 1 0 Carolina Mantis
Sharp - eyed Mantis Pieter_vR 1 0 Sharp - eyed Mantis
African mantis Pieter_vR 1 0 African mantis
European praying mantis Alex C. 2 0 European praying mantis
Mantis Ootheca momsavang 1 0 Mantis Ootheca
Creobroter gemmatus Keith Chen 6 0 Creobroter gemmatus
Praying Mantis AlbertKang 2 2 Praying Mantis
Giant African Mantis Nymph Bernadette S 2 0 Giant African Mantis Nymph
Praying Mantis AlbertKang 2 0 Praying Mantis
Giant Dead Leaf Mantis AlbertKang 21 13 Giant Dead Leaf Mantis
Mantis CEJ 1 0 Mantis
Garden Praying Mantis Leuba Ridgway 8 2 Garden Praying Mantis
African mantis / Αλογάκι της Παναγίας Tania17 7 5 African mantis / Αλογάκι της Παναγίας
Empusa praying mantis (Έμπουσα) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Empusa  praying mantis (Έμπουσα)
False Garden mantis Mark Ridgway 2 0 False Garden mantis
Praying Mantis - Nymph AlbertKang 3 3 Praying Mantis - Nymph
European mantis Nymph sunnyjosef 2 2 European mantis Nymph
Mantis TonyHdz 2 1 Mantis
Grizzled Mantid Machi 10 1 Grizzled Mantid
Mantis JordiPrats 2 0 Mantis
Asian Jumping Mantis Keith Chen 3 0 Asian Jumping Mantis
Grizzled Mantid Machi 2 1 Grizzled Mantid
Praying Mantis AlbertKang 9 5 Praying Mantis
Tropidomantis gressitti Keith Chen 2 0 Tropidomantis gressitti
mantis Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 1 0 mantis
Dead leaf mantis Sergio Monteiro 5 0 Dead leaf mantis
Praying Mantis AlbertKang 7 0 Praying Mantis
Mantis ChunXingWong 1 4 Mantis
European mantid Brian38 2 0 European mantid
Hierodula patellifera Keith Chen 4 0 Hierodula patellifera
European mantis Brian38 4 2 European mantis
Florida Bark Mantis RickBohler 20 17 Florida Bark Mantis
Odontomantis planiceps Keith Chen 5 1 Odontomantis planiceps
Carolina Mantis flowntheloop 5 0 Carolina Mantis
Boxer Mantis Wild Things 3 0 Boxer Mantis
Carolina Mantis male nymph momsavang 1 3 Carolina Mantis male nymph

Recently joined

LaurenZarate Katjusch Senda Kala Eduardo Axel Recillas Bautista
Tukup Stephen Wain PamelaSmith Pieter_vR
CEJ Leuba Ridgway Oscar Neto Brian38
Keith Chen RickBohler Liz113 MelindaKiser
Tania17 flowntheloop JaniekevanDijk Gaby3
awsm Lainey FakawiTribe CraigBaker
Muckpuk jodydf Alan Cajes NoamFossi
LauraLOVESbirds Duprasi Dani T. Dijana Serhatlic
OhioBlake LuckyLogan Felix Fleck momsavang
MelissaKappus Alex C. SukanyaDatta Cammie C. Myers
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