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 »

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 »

A praying mantis is so named because of the way the front legs are positioned; these legs appear to be held like hands in prayer. Most mantises belong to the mantidae family of insects and are found in warm or tropical c... More »

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Anole lizards in the wild feed on small, live insects, including flies, beetles, crickets, moths, butterflies, ants and termites, as well as spiders, slugs, worms and other invertebrates. Since the anole lizard's sight i... More »

Adult lightning bugs, or fireflies, usually live on nectar or pollen, although some species do not eat once they have reached adulthood. Firefly larvae typically eat worms and slugs. The larvae numb their prey by injecti... 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 »

Ladybugs eat aphids, cabbage moths, mites and other tiny insects. Because of their appetite for plant-eating pests, ladybugs are a beneficial component for any garden and act as a natural pesticide. More »

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