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The praying mantis I found was on my front porch and stayed there for about a week. It was about four inches long and was a brownish green color.
The praying mantis tends to live in grassy and temperate climates. They typically choose areas that they are able to use their camouflage to blend in with the surroundings.
Mantids tend to eat smaller bugs. They use their careful camouflage to hide from predators such as birds and small rodents like squirrels. They grow to be about .5 to 6 inches in length. They live anywhere from 2 to 14 months typically.