They have a large range of sizes, with outlier captured specimens reaching 18, and even supposedly 20 centimeters long. Their color can range from pink to various shades of green, but many mantises are green or brown. The praying mantis has a triangular head, and they have compound eyes on two of the points, with the mouth being the third. They are rather agile, and they can even turn their heads from side to side for a full 180 degrees. Their eyesight is very sensitive, making them visually-oriented predators. They have very powerful jaws. Their wings are straight and rather thick - some would say leathery - and they have hearing organs that can hear into the ultrasonic range, located in their thorax. Their most famous physical feature, of course, are their long, folded spiny front legs. When in a resting position, these forelegs make the insect look like it's praying. This elongation is usually followed, making them look like long insects that are in prayerful repose. Their other legs can also be long, and some > % $ > $ ! * praying mantises are known for their excellent ! Females are known for having slightly larger abdomens.