Mantids

Commonly known as the praying mantids they are an unmistakable insect and one of the more commonly known groups.

Characteristics

Fieldnotes

The praying mantids’ name derives from the position of the front legs that are held together in front of the face when standing still or stalking prey.

The mantids come in a variety of colours and patterns with green been the dominant colour.

They are highly predatory insects, catching the prey with their spiked front legs.