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Posts tagged praying mantis

November 3, 2008

 

Mantid on Wet Ground

The Cyclopean Ear

Mantids are some of the most impressive insect predators, regularly snaring other insects or even the occasional lizard, snake or frog.

May 22, 2006

 

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Assassin Bugs

Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.

September 27, 2003

 

Snail Love Darts

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 […]

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