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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(2010) A historical review of praying mantid taxonomy and systematics in the Neotropical region: state of knowledge and recent advances (Insecta: Mantodea).
Watanabe H, Miyamaoto M, Yano E (2013) Stage-specific site selection of the praying mantid Tenodera aridifolia.
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. Journal of Experimental Biology 201: 1483-1491.
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., 2015), as well as some pollen from flowers (Beckman and Hurd, 2003).
Chirally dimorphic male genitalia in praying mantids (Ciulfina: Liturgusidae).
My Mum loves bugs more passionately than anyone I've ever met: she hatched praying mantids on her mother's curtains as a child.
Yn y gyfrol "Visions & Praying Mantids" dywed hyn: "To be a highly intelligent, middle-class, spastic child is almost inevitably to be pre-disposed to a feudal view of life.
--., 2010a.- A historical review of praying mantids taxonomy and systematics in the Neotropical region: state of knowledge and recent advances (Insecta: Mantodea).
Sources of mortality not modeled, but witnessed by us, are predation by other wolf spiders (especially the sympatric Rabidosa punctulata, Hentz 1844) and praying mantids. Other sources of mortality almost certainly include predation by numerous wasp species that specialize on spiders, birds, small terrestrial mammals, and other species of spiders.