Hunting habits and diet
Given the praying mantises hunting adaptations to $ > * are carnivorous insects. The row of sharp spines in the folded forelegs allow these legs to act like traps. A praying mantis will typically remain unmoving in their chosen hunting spot until another insect or even % % * $ ] * % $ the leg spines and the folded leg position. The mantis will then paralyze the prey by biting into its neck. It is also from this point that the mantis will devour its prey alive. It’s important to note that the praying mantis is not venomous, and its bite $ * should still be careful around the larger kinds.