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Chinese Praying Mantis – Tenodera sinensis

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The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands.It is typically longer than other praying mantis species, reaching just over 11 cm (4.3 in), and is the largest mantis species in North America. (Shipping early May)

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Description

The Chinese preying mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands.

Tenodera sinensis feeds primarily on other insects, though adult females sometimes catch small vertebrates. For example, they have been observed feeding on hornets, spiders, grasshoppers, katydids, small reptiles, amphibians, and even hummingbirds Like most mantids, they are known to be cannibalistic. One study found that cannibalism occurs in up to 50% of matings.These mantids have been observed eating the larvae of  monarch butterflies while discarding the entrails.

The green Chinese preying mantis is a long, slender, brown and green praying mantis. It is typically longer than other praying mantis species, reaching just over 11 cm (4.3 in), and is the largest mantis species in North America (spread throughout the Northeast United States). Its color can vary from overall green to brown with a green lateral stripe on the borders of the front wings in the brown color form. In low light, the eyes of the mantis appear black, but in daylight appear to be clear, matching the color of the head. The female can produce several semi-spherical oothecae, roughly 2 cm (0.8 in) in diameter, containing up to 300 eggs. The oothecae are often affixed to vegetation such as bushes and small trees. (SOURCE- Wikipedia)

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