- Kingdom, Animal
- Phylum, Arthropoda
- Class, Insecta
- Order, Dictyoptera
- Family, Mantidae
- Genus, Stagomantis
what they eat!!
when they are just born and small, praying mantis eat little flies but as the praying mantis matures and becomes bigger they eat small scorpions, lizards, frogs, birds, snakes, fish, and even rodents
They evolved from proto-cockroaches and Raphidiomimula burmitica are closely related. They have mantis like forelegs.
How they move?
Size relative to a tea cup
avg. life span is 12 months
the state insect of Connecticut
its not endangered in America but is threatened in other countries because of habitat destruction
Bats and hornets are there enemies