Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) scanning the environment in search of prey. The mantis's large multi-faceted eyes enable it to detect motion better than most other insects, making it an outstanding hunter. This is the largest species in North America and reaches a length of 10 cm. Indigenous to China, they were first introduced to North America around 1895 as a source of pest control. Since then this formidable predator has spread throughout the northeastern U.S.

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Chinese mantis hunting

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