Bug Facts:   Mantises’ closest relatives are:
Cockroaches and Termites!  Yup, that’s right- the beloved Mantis is a close relative of the loathed Cockroach.  It is easy to see upon closer inspection:  the triangular head, ootheca egg case, leathery wings…  Sometimes all three are even lumped together into a superorder.  I try to remember this when I am combating my my phobia of the American Cockroach… I tell myself “it’s just a Mantid’s cousin!”  It doesn’t work though..  oh well .

Bug Facts:   Mantises’ closest relatives are:

Cockroaches and Termites!  Yup, that’s right- the beloved Mantis is a close relative of the loathed Cockroach.  It is easy to see upon closer inspection:  the triangular head, ootheca egg case, leathery wings…  Sometimes all three are even lumped together into a superorder.  I try to remember this when I am combating my my phobia of the American Cockroach… I tell myself “it’s just a Mantid’s cousin!”  It doesn’t work though..  oh well .

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    Aww, but cockroaches are sweet. At least some of them, anyways.
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