European mantis

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A really cool male specimen of Praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) flew into my window the other day! I decided to keep it as a pet.  I called him Wally and I’m feeding him crickets and flies.

 Mantids are such great predators and voracious eaters, it’s great fun to watch them catch the prey and eat it alive while it still tries to escape their deadly grip!

More pictures of Wally here: Mantodea