Mantis SVG is an arthropod insect, which belongs to the group of head-throats (Latin Mantodea, Mantoptera).
The origin of the international name “Mantodea” is unknown. The Russian definition of this detachment was obtained due to some resemblance of the insect’s front extremities to human arms bent in the elbow joint. In such a pose the mantis is in ambush and waits for prey, from time to time shaking his head. Because of this peculiarity of behavior, as well as due to associative perception, the insect resembling a person who reads a prayer, and got its name.
Mantis SVG – description, structure, characteristics. How does the mantis look like?
Almost all praying praying mantises have an elongated body of a characteristic structure that distinguishes them from other arthropods. The moving head of the praying mantis has an almost triangular shape and is able to rotate almost on its axis. Thanks to this, the insect can see an enemy approaching from behind.
The convex, large facet eyes of the Mantis SVG have a complex structure and are located far apart on the side edges of the head. Apart from these, the insect has 3 simple eyes that are above the base of the mustache.
Moustaches of the praying mantis consist of numerous segments and depending on the species of the insect are thread-shaped, pinnate or combed. The mouthpiece of the praying mantis is of the chewing type and is directed downwards.
A characteristic feature of this group of insects is that the pronotum, enlarged at the top, almost never covers the head. The soft, slightly flattened abdomen consists of 10 segments.
The last segment of the abdomen ends with long paired appendages of numerous segments, the peelings, which are the organs of the sense of smell. Males of the church are better developed than females.
Almost all species of praying praying Mantis SVG have both front and rear wings, thanks to which the insect can fly. It is noteworthy that the narrow and dense wings of the front pair serve as a kind of elytra, which protect the rear wings. The rear pair of wings is wide, has a lot of webs and is folded fan-shaped. Often the wings of the praying mantis are brightly colored or have a certain pattern on them. But there are also varieties of praying praying mantis that have no wings and look like larvae. This is the case, for example, of the earthen praying mantis (lat. Geomantis larvoides).
In the thoracic part of these insects, the front pair of limbs is particularly well developed. Each of them consists of an elongated coxae, a trochanters, a femur, which is slightly longer than a coxae, a tibia and a foot consisting of 5 segments. In its lower part of the femur is dotted with large sharp thorns, located in 3 rows, the tibia also has thorns, although smaller, and at the end of the tibia is a sharp needle-shaped hook. The last segments of the legs end with two claws of rather large size.