What do you know about the praying mantis? - Tucson News Now

What do you know about the praying mantis?

Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins) Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins)
Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins) Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins)
Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins) Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

We found these interesting photos in our See it, Snap it, Send it gallery and wondered how much do you know about the praying mantis?  

Here are a few facts we certainly didn't know: 

  • They are one of the few insects who can turn their heads a full 180 degrees. 
  • They are closely related to cockroaches and termites.
  • While they do eat other insects, they are not necessarily beneficial to your garden, eating both 'good' and 'bad' insects. 
  • They have binocular vision (see with two eyes), but they only have one ear. 

For more information on these curious insects click here

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