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The Praying Mantis

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  1. The praying mantis is also known as................

  2. It is often believed that this creature only kills 'harmful' insects. True or false? ..............

  3. Why is the mantis a very useful insect to have in your garden? .............

  4. How many mantis species are there worldwide?.................

  5. Some scientists classify these insects of the family Mantidae with grasshoppers in the order of?.......................... While others put them in an order (group) of their own called?.....................

  6. The mantis has compound eyes with hundreds of individual optical elements known as?..............

  7. The mantis will eat only fresh or dead insects?................

  8. When mating begins the male mantis follows an elaborate ...what... that can last a couple of hours?

  9. Until when was it believed that the mantis was deaf?..........

  10. Where is the mantis' hearing organ located on its body?...........

  11. The 'rose mantis' lives in India while the 'orchid mantis' lives in Malaysia. Locate both countries on a map. How far is it from where you live, approximately?...........

  12. How many ears 'hearing organs' does a praying mantis have?.........

  13. Does a female praying mantis eat the male in order to survive?...........

  14. What is meant by 'sexual cannibalism?'.............

  15. If you sprayed poisons around your garden what impact would that have on the praying mantis?.....

  16. Is there a better way of controlling garden pests besides using poisonous chemicals?..........

 

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