The praying mantis has a triangular head that sits atop its elongated thorax, and can typically be found ranging from two to four inches long. It can turn its head 180 degrees to scan its surroundings. It has two large eyes and three other simple eyes located in between them. It is known for rapidly grasping with its two spiked forelegs, which it uses to catch and securely hold prey. It is typically green or brown-colored and is well-camouflaged among the plants in which it lives.
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The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.