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Does a Praying Mantis Pray?

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Does a Praying Mantis Pray?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.72

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mantid, mantids, mantis, stalked, invisible, pray, nearly, however, really, quickly, holds, better, notice, such, while, sure


Does a Praying Mantis Pray?
By Erin Horner
  

1     Do praying mantises really pray? No! But they sure look like they do. When a mantid (another name for a praying mantis) is looking for food, it stands very still. It holds its front legs together. This makes it look like it is praying. But it's not praying; it's waiting for its prey! While waiting in the grass or brush, a mantid is nearly invisible. Small insects, such as grasshoppers, passing by don't even notice the mantid .....
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