The mantis will attack butterflies, bees, beetles, frogs, spiders, mice, lizards, and small birds.
Perhaps they're a pair, I thought, and went indoors and fetched my mantis and placed him on the jasmine bush, opposite his fellow insect.
Like jackals around a tiger kill, small flies hovered around the feasting mantis , even daring to settle on its grotesque pea-like eyes.
Belle is like a dark mantis sneaking in for the kill.
Some insects also hunt down spiders, including the mantis and a wasp that specializes in catching and paralyzing spiders.
Middle Eastern people and Thais eat nearly all types of insect but foreigners tend to love the green mantis most.
When Jerry comes in to interview the bed-bound man he looks like a preying mantis by comparison, as though the two men aren't even the same species.
When the cicada attacked, the mantis angled to the side and then pinned the cicada with its powerful forearms.
The creatures look part stick insect, part mantis , with a touch of grasshopper.
The common European mantis is classified as Mantis religiosa, while the Carolina mantis is classified as Stagmonantis carolina.