How did scientists confirm stereoscopic vision in praying mantises? By making them watch 3D movies.
Mantids are some of the most impressive insect predators, regularly snaring other insects or even the occasional lizard, snake or frog.
Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.
No matter the species, mating rituals are pretty weird. Take the praying mantis. After an intimate tryst, the female mantis bites its partner’s head off. But when it comes to sexual hijinks, nothing beats the garden snail. During sex, garden snails often pierce each other with miniature darts. Any way you slice it, garden snail […]