Praying Mantises are all over the world exept for oceans and the north and south poles. The amount of mantis species is numerous. They can be green, brown, or even pink! Their main hunting strategy is to wait for their prey to come to them as they lie in wait. When their future food is within grasp they strike like a thunderbolt. The food is unable to move when entraped in their large spiky forearms. The mantis will then slowly eat it alive. One of the most interesting parts of the praying mantis is their tendency of cannibalisation. Female mantises who are larger than their male counterparts will often devout the other mantis during mating. The praying mantis is a wonderous creature.