Monday, May 23, 2011

Monster of the Day: Giant Mantis

Source:   The Deadly Mantis
Location:  From Antartic Ice sheets to a neighborhood near you
Threat Assessment:  7.  Not Godzilla level, but certainly a real threat.  Super strong, tough, and capable of flight.  Also, armed with very sharp, pointy claws.
Limitation:  Insect intelligence.

Personal Note:  I have seen real mantises catch humming birds.  I have no idea why there hasn't been more done with these creepy crawlies.


  1. Praying Mantis are one of my favorite creatures. They are fantastic to observe up close, very friendly and intelligent. But they do have "The Look" of something scary, especially when they are large!!!

  2. Yes and now that I remember there were giant mantises in the Godzilla series.