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Praying mantis

Mantodea

Description:

DescriptionMantises are an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families. The largest family is the Mantidae. Mantises are distributed worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. They have triangular heads with bulging eyes supported on flexible necks.

Habitat:

The Praying Mantis is found in many differing habitats. They are generally located in the warmer regions, particularly tropical and subtropical latitudes. Most species live in the tropical rainforest, although others can be found in deserts, grasslands and meadowlands.

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Glenwood House
Spotted by a stud ent at Glenwood House

George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 19, 2020
Submitted on Feb 19, 2020

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