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English to Russian translations [PRO] Science / insects
English term or phrase:(praying) mantid
Praying Mantids eat a wide variety of garden pests... Praying Mantids hatch out of their egg case... Unlike most insects mantids do not hatch as larvae, they emerge as miniature adults, about half an inch long... Although mantids have wings they do not use them until the fall when the females wings develop and she begins flying around looking for males to mate with. After mating, she eats the head off the male, which helps to nourish her eggs.
Речь идет о насекомых. Как они называются по-русски? В словарях не нашла... Может, у кого есть специальные словари?
Спасибо! Теперь ясно, почему я не могла найти это слово в словаре :) Однако, написание mantid тоже существует и даже зафиксировано в American Heritage Dictionary. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer