Interesting Facts About the Praying Mantis

The most interesting fact about the praying mantis is that a female will occasionally eat a male to provide nutrition to their developing young. Discover how praying mantis legs are used to capture prey with information from an entomologist in this free video on the praying mantis life cycle.

About the Author

Mike Quinn has a Master of Science degree in entomology from Texas A&M University. Quinn was the invertebrate biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife for eight years, where he took the lead on most insect issues.