However, it can come in a range of brownish tones and colors in order to camouflage itself in its environment.
Flower mantises are those species of praying mantis that mimic flowers.
The praying mantis is found in many differing habitats.
The insect uses its grasping front legs to capture and hold its prey.
Most adult praying mantises have wings (some species do not).
The mantis was considered a god in southern Africa for its praying posture.
The word for the mantis in Afrikaans is , which means "god of the Khoi." The ancient Greeks felt the mantis could show lost travelers the way home.
Females usually cannot fly with their wings, but males can.