praying mantid

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Noun1.praying mantid - the common mantispraying mantid - the common mantis      
mantid, mantis - predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
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A historical review of praying mantid taxonomy and systematics in the Neotropical Region: State of knowledge and recent advances (Insecta: Mantodea).
Chromatophotina a remarkable new genus of praying mantid from the Neotropical region and its two new species (Mantodea: Photinainae).
Using published data on praying mantid dispersal, I introduce and illustrate the application of a flux-based or "boundary-oriented" methodology for quantifying diffusion rates.
On the contrary, inches beneath the placid green surface lies a dense, dark jungle where in any given moment a garter snake is swallowing an earthworm, a praying mantid is tearing the head off a grasshopper, and a shrew makes an endless meal of every little animal inn's path.
Proprioceptive contribution to distance estimation by motion parallax in a praying mantid.
Sexual cannibalism in the praying mantid, Mantis religiosa: a field study.
Praying mantids (Mantodea: Mantidae) are tritrophic predatory insects living in oldfield habitats, where they consume herbivorous and carnivorous arthropods (Hurd el al.
Chirally dimorphic male genitalia in praying mantids (Ciulfina: Liturgusidae).
Frightening attitudes and floral simulation in praying mantids.