Does this make my butt look too big?
Thanks to C.L. Goforth for this and other amazing insect photos.
Check out her blog at The Dragonfly Woman!
Mantidae is the largest family of the order Mantodea, commonly known as praying mantises; most are tropical or subtropical. Historically, this was the only family in the order, and many references still use the term “mantid” to refer to any mantis. Technically, however, “mantid” refers only to members of the Mantidae family, and not the 14 remaining families of mantises.