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Tag Archives: Praying Mantis
Update to previous post: Unlikely Sisters
Posted on March 9, 2016 by joeballenger2005
Written by Joe Ballenger We try to keep track of new developments with the posts we write, so that people can keep up with what’s going on in science. So if there’s a really significant update to something we’ve written … Continue reading →
Posted in Evolution, News | Tagged Alienoptera, Cockroach, Cockroaches, Evolution, Fossils, Mantis, March Mantid Madness, Paleontology, Praying Mantis | Leave a comment
Mantids and Cannibalism: a Surprisingly Complicated Affair.
Posted on March 23, 2015 by joeballenger2005
Written by Joe Ballenger Mantises, as we’ve seen, are interesting animals with a lot more going on than what it seems. They’re efficient predators which have an evolutionary history that many wouldn’t suspect, and they have their own weird biological … Continue reading →
Posted in Behavior | Tagged cannibalism, March Mantid Madness, nymphs, Praying Mantis, sexual cannibalism | 3 Comments
Unlikely Sisters – Roaches and Mantises
Posted on March 16, 2015 by SciBugs
Written by Nancy Miorelli Cockroaches (Blattodea) and Mantises (Mantodea). They’re both insects. They’ve got their six legs, three segmented body parts, and a Johnston’s organ which guarantee them a spot in the class Insecta. But as it turns out, they’re more closely … Continue reading →
Posted in Taxonomy | Tagged Cockroach, Mantises, March Mantid Madness, Order, Praying Mantis, Related, Roach | 3 Comments
Why do Mantids Only Have One Ear?
Posted on March 12, 2015 by joeballenger2005
Written by Joe Ballenger In my opinion, one of the more interesting questions about mantids we received concerns how they hear. As humans, we have two independently functioning ears which are located on our head. This works very well for … Continue reading →
Posted in Behavior, Physiology | Tagged Ear, Hear, Mantis, March Mantid Madness, Praying Mantis, Predator | 4 Comments
Do Mantids Get Parasites?
Posted on March 4, 2015 by joeballenger2005
Written by Joe Ballenger @BugQuestions what kind of parasites do mantids have? Is there a link with lots of photos? — Sarah Herlong (@HerlongSarah) February 6, 2015 Everybody loves mantids. In fact, of all the questions we’ve gotten here on … Continue reading →
Posted in Ecology, Physiology | Tagged March Mantid Madness, Parasites, Parasitoids, Praying Mantis | 17 Comments
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