Praying Mantis – 9/4/20
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 9/4/20
Observation Time: 12:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)
Common Name: Praying Mantis
Scientific Name: Mantis religiosa
Comments: Mantises are the only insects capable of turning their heads from side to side. Being able to turn its head without moving the rest of its body is a key advantage for a mantis when hunting, allowing for minimal movement as it sneaks up on prey.
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