About us

This blog will enhance your awareness of a praying mantis, as many people have never seen one. Although mantises look almost like a plant—they are the fiercest predators in the insect world. The blog is an attempt to describe physical characteristics, habits, morphology, growth cycle, biology, reproduction, and defense strategies of praying mantis.

The praying-mantis.org helps ensure that the road to discovery is well marked, which is great news for those of us with a fondness for the world’s marvelous praying mantises. The fact that the biology of such appealing creatures as mantids is still so incompletely known is both sobering and encouraging.

Was it praying mantis, or preying mantis? A colloquial name for the order is “praying mantises”, because of the typical “prayer-like” stance, although the term is often misspelled as “preying mantis” since mantises are predatory–Martin