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Animals: Praying Mantis Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about the praying mantis, a predator insect. Find out how long mantis live and about their habitat. Learn about the different species of this insect, its diet, care, and hatching process. Includes a care sheet, wallpaper, photographs, puzzles, printable worksheets, and a lesson plan.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5

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Learn about the praying mantis diet, anatomy, and predators. A picture on this page has labels of the different parts of the insect's body. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Print out this two-page PDF file to learn about the mantis' size, color, when they hatch, and what they like to eat. Includes a short quiz.
Find some interesting facts about the praying mantis. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
This page is a good source for teachers and students. Select the "Set-Up" link for information on how to collect praying mantis and how to prepare for class activities. Scroll down the page and click on the "Praying Mantis Information Sheets" to learn about the insect. Includes a lesson plan, activities and a printable activity chart.
This page has trivia and information about the insect's lifestyle, territory, and reproduction.
Learn what the name 'praying mantis' means and how wasps can endanger mantids' eggs. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Find a number of the mantids photographs by clicking on "mantids" and then the link of the photo you want to view.
Read about praying mantids. Click on the images to enlarge them.
This site has several good photographs of the Chinese, Carolina, and European mantises.
Find answers from a zoo biologist to traditional questions about praying mantises.
Learn how to take care of pet mantids. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
Click on the question-links and find answers to many questions about the mantids. Includes photographs, wallpaper, and a word search. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum. NOTE: The site includes pop-up ads.
Use this form to record observations and what you find are the most interesting facts about the mantises.
Print out this page and find words related to the insect.

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