The Praying Mantis: Official State Insect of Connecticut - I just love when I get a visit from a Praying Mantis! Did you know that in ancient times they were thought to have supernatural powers? This is Penelope, she has been in my backyard for a few days - I asked her to weed my garden, but alas no luck yet...however she's taking care of the bugs!!!!
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The European praying mantis is a beneficial insect for farmers and a symbol of the importance of the natural environment. "Mantis" is a Greek word meaning "prophet" or "diviner" (while hunting, the praying mantis stands motionless with its special front legs raised in seeming meditation).