The beautiful bright green Praying Mantis. With its alien shaped triangular head and big compound eyes, no wonder some may be creeped out by this long legged bug! Especially when it turns its head 180 degrees to look at you!!
Throughout time the Praying Mantis has been popular in folklore to many different cultures. People in France believed it would point a lost child back to its home. And people in Africa believed it would bring good luck to the person who it would land upon. They also believed the Praying Mantis could restore life to the dead! While the people of the United States were terrified of them and thought they blinded men and killed horses.