Translation of mantis in Spanish:

mantis

Pronunciation /ˈmantɪs//ˈmæn(t)əs/

noun

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    • The common European mantis is classified as Mantis religiosa, while the Carolina mantis is classified as Stagmonantis carolina.
    • The mantis will attack butterflies, bees, beetles, frogs, spiders, mice, lizards, and small birds.
    • The team has also found that 300 milliseconds before the bat hits the mantis, the insect's auditory nerve goes completely dead.
    • Spiders and butterflies and mantises, being pretty solitary for the most part, are easier to identify with.
    • There is also a new predator - a South African preying mantis that grows far larger than the New Zealand native one.
    • One mantis may be kept on its own as a pet and fed throughout the year.
    • The creatures look part stick insect, part mantis, with a touch of grasshopper.
    • When the cicada attacked, the mantis angled to the side and then pinned the cicada with its powerful forearms.
    • A newcomer could easily get lost in its tunnels, and the unwary is easy prey to predatory wasps or mantises.
    • When Jerry comes in to interview the bed-bound man he looks like a preying mantis by comparison, as though the two men aren't even the same species.
    • Belle is like a dark mantis sneaking in for the kill.
    • Instead of chemicals, their defense is based on ‘herds’ of preying mantises, scores of ladybugs, and armies of earthworms.
    • Like jackals around a tiger kill, small flies hovered around the feasting mantis, even daring to settle on its grotesque pea-like eyes.
    • Perhaps they're a pair, I thought, and went indoors and fetched my mantis and placed him on the jasmine bush, opposite his fellow insect.
    • Praying mantises, unlike other insects, do not eat plant life; they are the outstanding cannibals of the insect world and devour even members of their own family.
    • In autumn children listen to singing insects, observe and play with red dragonflies, collect inago locusts, stage spider fights, watch mantises, and collect wasps' nests.
    • Middle Eastern people and Thais eat nearly all types of insect but foreigners tend to love the green mantis most.
    • Some insects also hunt down spiders, including the mantis and a wasp that specializes in catching and paralyzing spiders.
    • In The Temple of Doom, Indy walks through a chamber filled with mantises, beetles, worms, millipedes, moths, slugs, snails, and puppy dog tails.
    • It looks like a preying mantis, has a huge hook to snare its prey and is coming to a rocky shoreline near you.