Tag: Insect

Praying Mantis

A praying mantis is an interesting insect. It can turn its head a full 180 degrees and has only 1 (on its belly) or no ears. Its name comes from the word, mantikos, for soothsayer or prophet. It looks like a mysterious or spiritual creature. Maybe that is why kung fu has a mantis position…


I believe that these little insects are adorable, even if their larva are parasitoids to bee larva. They look like little, yellow, flying fuzzballs with long noses.