Defender of the Garden Realm
The Praying Mantis is a highly effective predator with a voracious appetite , they consume dozens of Garden pests and should be included in any organic or integrated pest management scheme.
They are carnivorous, winged insects, best known for the motionless, prayer-like pose they assume while hunting their next meal. They can turn their heads 180 degrees and see up to sixty feet away with large compound eyes. Common Praying mantis can be brown or green in color. This serves as camouflage for the mantises and also attracts their insect prey .