Praying mantises are always a popular insect, but how much do you really know about them? Join us for today’s edition of Online Bug Encounters as we explore the magical world of praying mantises!

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At-Home Activity
Praying mantises move their front, raptorial legs super fast to catch their prey. Haiku poetry also moves super fast! Let’s create some mantis inspired haiku poetry to celebrate these wonderful insects. Haiku poems are three lines long. The first and third lines have five syllables and the second line has seven. Haikus are often about nature, can you write a poem about a praying mantis? Use this helpful guide to get started.