Conehead mantis, Empusa pennata, waiting for prey at sunset. Young animal. It occupies areas of sparse vegetation or grasslands of arid and warm zones. It is arranged on dry branches and herbs, where camels and stalks their prey. They are of daytime habits. It feeds on a great diversity of invertebrates, from flies and spiders, to small grasshoppers. Their strategy of hunting is to stalk their prey with the abducted raptor legs and then throw them forward and capture the prey with the help of the thorns of their femurs. Once the prey is immobilized, it approaches its first pair of legs to the

Conehead mantis, Empusa pennata, waiting for prey at sunset. Young animal. It occupies areas of sparse vegetation or grasslands of arid and warm zones. It is arranged on dry branches and herbs, where camels and stalks their prey. They are of daytime habits. It feeds on a great diversity of invertebrates, from flies and spiders, to small grasshoppers. Their strategy of hunting is to stalk their prey with the abducted raptor legs and then throw them forward and capture the prey with the help of the thorns of their femurs. Once the prey is immobilized, it approaches its first pair of legs to the

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