A description The morphology, or body plan, of a praying mantis is similar to that of many insects. It has six legs, two wings and two antennae. However, they have some special features which makes them unique among insects. First they are able to turn their head around like humans can. All other insects cannot turn their heads, their neck is too rigid to allow it. Furthermore praying mantids have modified front legs; these front legs are especially designed to catch prey and hold them tightly. These arms are very strong and equipped with pointy spikes to keep a firm hold on the prey.Their colors can vary from brown, to green, white, pink, yellow or a mix of all colors. The more straightforwards looks are simply green, brown or sandy colored but without any special modifications.
where it is found in the wild.- Praying mantids occur on all continents except Antarctica, therefore their natural habitat is very diverse.
Common name praying mantis
scientific name- Mantodea
Life cycle- 6 months
Temperature requirements- depends on the environment they live in
Dietary requirements- This can be flies, crickets, moths, caterpillars, locusts and some other insects.
Humidity requirements-Air humidity is the presence of water vapor in the air and water content of the environment. All insects need proper humidity to survive. Some species need extremely dry circumstances to survive, while most tropical insects need moist environments to survive.
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