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European Praying Mantis

mantis religiosa

Description:

Brown mantis, will raise his wings and hiss when threatened. This mantis will not only eat insects, but also birds, mice, rats, snakes, fish, frogs, and lizards. This mantis is brown, mimicking leaves, and has eye spots under its front legs.

Habitat:

Found sitting on the wall of a restaurant in the city.

Notes:

I found this mantis sitting on a restaurant in the middle of the city. The mantis would of died if it stayed there, so i picked him up, and put him in the car. Dad drove to the forest, where i wanted to let the mantis go. I carried the mantis in a burger container, before letting him go in the middle of the forest. The mantis flew up in a tree.

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Kalen
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Kalen

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Spotted on Aug 21, 2020
Submitted on Aug 21, 2020

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