Do you know our State Insect?

 Connecticut’s State Insect – European Praying Mantis

This insect was originally from Europe.

In the 1600’s, they were imported to Connecticut to help farmers combat pests that would eat their crops.

The European praying mantis is light green in color.

They can grow to be 7-8cm in length.

The European praying mantis has wings, which allows them to fly.

They get their name from the stance that they take while waiting to capture prey. It looks as if they are praying.

If you are interested in learning more about Connecticut’s state insect, check out Praying Mantis by Rebecca Stefoff.