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 mantis species are carnivorous and primarily feed on other insects, such as butterflies, moths, grasshoppers and crickets. However, adult mantids aren't picky and eat rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs and much more... More »

In African culture, a praying mantis is a sign of good luck if it lands on a person, and some tribes believe the insect supplies fire and brings the dead to life. African bushmen call the praying mantis "Hottentotsgot," ... More »

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 »

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 »

Stoneflies do most of their eating while they are in the larval stage, during which time they capture and eat other small insects and invertebrates. The adult stage of a stonefly's life cycle is primarily concentrated on... More »