Question:

What does the bug praying mantis do when it is cold? Does it hibernate or what?

Answer:

The Praying Mantis is a carnivore; they eat other insects like grasshoppers, crickets. They die in the cold weather.

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praying mantis

Acanthopidae
Amorphoscelididae
Chaeteessidae
Empusidae
Eremiaphilidae
Hymenopodidae
Iridopterygidae
Liturgusidae
Mantidae
Mantoididae
Metallyticidae
Sibyllidae
Tarachodidae
Thespidae
Toxoderidae

Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae.

Phyla Protostome Mantodea Taxonomy Mantis Insect Cricket
Pseudoharpax virescens

Pseudoharpax virescens, common name Gambian Spotted-eye Flower Mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to East, Central and West Africa. It takes its name from two eye spots on the dorsal side of the abdomen of adult females.



Chinese mantis

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to China. Around 1895 the species was imported to North America for biological pest control. Tenodera sinensis often is erroneously referred to as Tenodera aridifolia sinensis because it was at first described as a subspecies of Tenodera aridifolia, but Tenodera sinensis is now established as a full species.

Tenodera sinensis feeds primarily on other insects, though adult females in particular sometimes catches small vertebrates. For example, they have been documented as feeding on small reptiles, amphibians and even small species of hummingbirds. Like most mantids, they are known to be cannibalistic. Also like most mantids they do not generally avoid toxic or venomous prey, however they have been observed eating the larvae of monarch butterflies, but discarding the entrails.

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