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Orthoptera (Beneficial Predators):

Praying Mantis: Family Mantidae Preying Mantis

Size is up to 2" (50 mm) long. They are green, brown or mottled color. Front legs are spiny and designed to grasp prey. They have a triangular shaped head which is freely moveable. The nymph is much more slender. They are cannibalistic. 

Last edited: 11/23/98 08:53 PM



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