Mantodea Gallery

The Mandodea are better known as the Praying Mantids, owing to their habit of holding theire forelegs in a mode of supplication. This is, of course, a complete lie, as these forelegs are developed to act as a trapping agent for their prey. Unless otherwise stated, the photos were all taken on Koh Samui.

I am particularly grateful to the members of the UK Mantis website (see Links- Others) and Kai Schuette for the identification of many of the species.