In evolutionary terms the praying mantis is quite young. The first examples of mantids date back to the Cretaceous Period, million years ago.
Take Care of a Praying Mantis
How to Take Care of a Praying Mantis. A fascinating insect, the praying mantis is widespread in the world and makes an awesome choice for a pet. Even people who don't like a lot of bugs can be persuaded to enjoy the antics of a praying.