Fun Fact Friday – Spiny Flower Mantis

mants250pxFun Fact Friday – Spiny Flower Mantis

  • The Spiny Flower Mantis grows to 1.5 inches in size.
  • A mature Spiny Flower Mantis has spiny structures on the underside of its abdomen.
  • If needed, the Spiny Flower Mantis is capable of seizing and killing prey bigger than itself.
  • The Spiny Flower Mantis diet consists of small pollinators, like flies and bees, over larger prey items.
  • When threatened, the Spiny Flower Mantis attempts to discourage predators by opening and spreading its grandiose wings making itself appear prominently larger.
  • A female Spiny Flower Mantis is capable of laying eggs almost three times its size.

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