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Several mantid species occur in Texas. The common name comes from the way nymph and adult mantids hold their front legs, which are designed for grasping prey and held as though in prayer.

Several mantid species occur in Texas. The common name comes from the way nymph and adult mantids hold their front legs, which are designed for grasping prey and held as though in prayer.

Praying Mantid
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