Praying Mantis Facts
Praying Mantis a master of disguise is carnivorous insect with a very colorful appetite. They can turn their triangular heads up to 180 degrees in search for an insect. An interesting praying mantis fact is that, while they are mating, the female praying mantis eats the males head. No one knows for sure why, but it could be that protein from male body helps the eggs develop. When little mantis hatch they look like their parents tiny replicas.
Praying mantis have excellent eye sight and they can see up to 18 meters (60 feet) away. They are not dangerous creatures (well at least not to the humans) and their average lifespan is around 12 months. They look like they are praying because they are resting their spiky forelegs. Who wants to be a mantis?