Praying Mantis

Praying mantis near Norcross, GA © Liam Quinn. CC-NC-ND 2.0.

Classification: Insect

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

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  • Videos

    Praying Mantis: I'm a Creepy Crawly

    Animated episode featuring a Praying Mantis. (YouTube)

  • Portal Texts

    Manuelo, the Playing Mantis

    by Don Freeman

    ISBN-13: 978-0142405604

    My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis (A Nature Diary)

    by Paul Meisel

    ISBN-13: 978-0823436712 (F&P level: M)
  • Research Books

    Mysterious Mantises (World of Bugs)

    by Greg Roza

    ISBN-13: 978-1433946042

    Praying Mantis (21st Century Junior Library: Creepy Crawly Critters)

    by Tamra Orr

    ISBN-13: 978-1633626836 (F&P level: N)

    Praying Mantis (Living Things)

    by Rebecca Stefoff

    ISBN-13: 978-0761401209 (F&P level: Q)

    Praying Mantises

    by Larry Dane Brimner

    ISBN-13: 978-0613375122 (F&P level: M)

    Praying Mantises (Animal Cannibals)

    by Sam Hesper

    ISBN-13: 978-1477757710

    Praying Mantises (Hungry Insect Heroes)

    by Sandra Markle

    ISBN-13: 978-0822573005 (F&P level: S)
  • E-books on GetEpic.com

    Mantis (Xtreme Insects)

    by S. L. Hamilton

    (F&P level: W)

    Praying Mantis

    by Tamra B. Orr

    (F&P level: N)

    Praying Mantises

    by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

    (F&P level: L)

    Praying Mantises

    by Colleen Sexton

    (F&P level: O)