praying mantid


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  • noun

Synonyms for praying mantid

the common mantis

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Fagan and Odell (1996) faced the same quandary in their deterministic analytical model (using a nonlinear partial differential equation) of growth rates of praying mantids, where selection pressure under the model structure should lead to relentless selection for earlier hatching each season.
Get up close and personal with live giant walking sticks, alien-eyed praying mantids and glow-in-the-dark scorpions.
Exotic insects such as beetles, praying mantids, stick insects, and giant millipedes can be seen in the Insect City.
Maxwell found when he looked into the private lives of praying mantids.
The company's tests in the lab and in cottonfields have shown that the virus is harmless to beneficial insects - honey bees, ladybugs, and praying mantids, for example.