Baby praying mantises eat prey that is similar to those eaten by adult praying mantises, including insects and other invertebrates. However, because the hatchlings are much smaller than the adults are, they must concentr... More »

The largest praying mantis species are the Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, and the African mantis, Sphodromantis viridis. The Chinese mantis is the longer, reaching up to 4.3 inches in length. The African mantis is sl... More »

Praying mantises eat insects. They are so good at it they are often released by farmers and gardeners as a form of organic pest control. More »

Praying mantises eat insects. They are so good at it they are often released by farmers and gardeners as a form of organic pest control. More »

There are no federal laws that make it illegal to kill a praying mantis, but there are some states or counties that impose fines for killing these insects. While it may not be completely illegal, it is not a good idea be... More »

According to Encyclopædia Britannica, praying mantises feed exclusively on insects, and they are harmless to humans. No known venomous species of mantis exists. Although their appearance may be frightening, mantises are ... More »

Baby swallows typically eat insects that the adult swallows feed them. Swallows are insectivores but also eat berries and seeds off the ground. More »