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How to Pronounce mantis?

Correct pronunciation for the word "mantis" is [mˈantiz], [mˈantiz], [m_ˈa_n_t_i_z].

"Mantis" in context

Mantis is one of the most unique and recognizable insect species in the world. These insects have a praying mantis-like appearance, but are actually a type of non-venomous, carnivorous predator. Their long, slender bodies, bulging eyes, and powerful legs enable them to be successful hunters. They are found in tropical and temperate parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the United States.

Mantis feed mainly on other insects like crickets, grasshoppers, and flies, though they can also eat lizards and small frogs.

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