Praying Mantis

September 29th, 2020

It’s time for some fun! Look what we found recently — a beautiful praying mantis! We believe it’s a native Carolina mantis.

Here are some #funfacts about mantises. They:

* have two eyes and great vision.

* are carnivores and eat other insects live.

* can turn their heads side to side and a full 180 degrees.

* are related to cockroaches and termites.

Most mantises in the U.S. are an exotic non-native invasive species, such as the Chinese mantis and the European mantis.

If you happen to find a praying mantis, be sure to check it out!