Praying mantis

Praying mantis

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Credit: PETER CHADWICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Praying mantis on a plant stem. Preying mantises (Family Mantidae) are sit-and-wait predators, catching prey with their large front legs. Females also consume their mates during or after mating. Photographed in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa.

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Keywords: african, animal, carnivore, carnivorous, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, kalahari desert, mantid, mantidae, mantodea, nature, praying mantis, predator, predatory, south africa, vertical, wildlife, zoology

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