Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mantodea, Praying Mantis (Family of Mantidae)

"Mantodea or mantises is an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in 9 families[1] worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae." The name praying mantis is commonly known because of the insect "praying-like" stance. Praying mantis is a predator insect which prey on small insects or grasshopper and it is known that they are able to camouflage by changing their color pigment.

It just happen that this little young praying mantis came forward into the urban environment for a picture. Luckily enough, I managed to get my Canon EOS 550D out in time and capture this insect with the Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lense.

More photos for insect lover!
For more detail information about praying mantis, please refers to the links below:

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Mantis. Retrieved March 24, 2010, from

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