The praying mantis lifecycle is around one year for most species, with half of this spent in adulthood.
The first step to witnessing a full life cycle is to sex your mantids for breeding by inspecting their abdomen – males have eight segments on the abdomen’s underside versus six for the female. When mating these insects [...]
The praying mantis is an insect that even those adverse to creepy crawlies must surely appreciate as a specimen of real beauty, and that’s a fact! The curious way it turns its head to look at you over its shoulders is quite unique amongst insects. The way the mantis’ front forelegs are held up together [...]