Chinese Mantis

Updated: Nov 11, 2018

This praying mantis hunts hummingbirds. Seriously.

Find out why female mantises eat male mantises, discover the world of praying mantis kung fu, and ruin your day by learning all about the horrifying lifestyle of the Chinese mantis on this episode of Species.


Warning! Next slides show a mantis eating a hummingbird.

Photo of a Chinese mantis eating.
Photo credit: Luc Viatour