Chinese mantis

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Chinese mantis
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Chinese mantis eating a bumblebee
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Mantodea
Family:Mantidae
Genus:Stagomantis
Species:Tenodera Aridifolia Sinensis
Binomial name
Tenodera Aridifolia Sinensis

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera Aridifolia Sinensis), a known species to the order Mantodea (genus Stagomantis).Orignated from China, now the Chinese Mantis is commonly found in China and North America. They were first introduced to North America around in 1895 as a source of pest control. The Chinese Mantis looks like a long and slender praying mantis, with different shades of brown. Once the Chinese Mantid becomes an adult, it has a green lateral line down its wing. The Chinese Mantis is typically larger than most other mantises, growing up to 6 inches in length.

Their daily appetite consists of Large caterpillars, butterflies, wasps, bees, crickets and moths. They are also known to be cannibalistic as other specie mantis.

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