PREYING MANTIDS, several species
Description Picture Prey attacked
  • elongate
  • stick-like bodies with long legs
  • front legs are enlarged for grasping prey
  • up to six inches long
  • color varies and may be green, brown or pink
  • adults are winged and capable fliers
  • well camouflaged
  • Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

    feed on:
  • grashoppers
  • caterpillars
  • flies
  • bees
  • and other insects