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Praying Mantis

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Claire Anderson

on 27 September 2012

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By Samanda Cox, Karl Swiger, Claire Anderson and
Grant Lewis Praying Mantis Life Cycle Egg- the female lays ten to 400 in the fall season. She lays them on leaves and branches for protection of the eggs. The eggs are in a frothy type liquid that surrounds them until they hatch. Nymphs- the small-sized mantis hatch in early spring and their meals can include flies and small grasshoppers. It takes them a whole summer to turn into adults. Adults- after reaching adulthood the mantis shed many layers of their exoskeleton. Below the exoskeleton are wings. Diet and Camouflage Mantis are insect-eaters . As it is a carnivorous insect. The praying mantis feeds mostly on other insect such as fruit flies, crickets, beetles, moths and bees. Also they uncommonly eat small scorpions, lizards, frogs , birds , snakes, fish, and even rodents Mantises are ambush predators. They camouflage themselves and then attack prey. Praying mantis are found all over the world including North America and Europe. They live in temperate and tropical environments. Location Places where you can find mantises. Habitat You can find them all across Africa, the Americans, and Asia The color of their habitats are the same color as themselves so they can blend in . It also helps when they are hiding from predators. They prefer warmer climate and they like to live in places like forests and gardens. Praying mantises are used all around the world for pest reasons. Organic farmers use them to kill pest organically. Tens of thousands of cases are sold to gardening stores because of this. They eat anything that they can catch. Pest Control Uses Mantises can turn their long, triangular heads 180 degrees. Interesting Facts They're 2,000 different types of mantises. Their closes relatives are termites and cockroaches. 1) Life Cycle
2) Food and Camouflage
3) Location
4) Habitat
5) Pest Control
6) Cold Blooded
7) Interesting facts
8) Citation Table of Contents They live to be about 12 months. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis



http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/praying-mantis/ Citation Cold Blooded Praying Mantises are cold blooded because they are invertebrates. Invertebrates are things that lack or don't have a back bone. Cold blooded animals such as the praying mantis lay eggs. Thanks For Watching! The End!
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