Few People Know The Carolina Mantid Is The Official Insect Of The Palmetto State And Here’s What You Should Know

The science of insects, also called entomology, is downright fascinating. But until you drill deeper into information about a particular species, you can’t fully appreciate some of the characteristics of said insect. Such was the case as we examined our own state insect, the Carolina Mantid, and discovered a brow-raising fact about the creature.

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As it turns out, sexual cannibalism is quite common among many insect species. The Black Widow spider, for instance, didn’t get the name by coincidence!

Did you know a praying mantis is the official South Carolina state insect or this quirky fact about the Carolina Mantid? After learning this (and all things considered), as a human, it’s not so scary now knowing love can only break your heart.

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