A Day in the Life of a Tenodera
by Pang Chun Hei
(CNEC Christian College)
I am a male adult Tenodera, a kind of Praying Mantis.
I started my journey early. First, I needed to have breakfast. Just then I found a butterfly. I held up my front forelegs and waited for a long time. All of a sudden, I thrust my pincher-like forelegs forward to catch it. I used my forelegs to hold it with overlapping spines as firmly as I could. Then I started eating it from its neck.
At afternoon I went to the farm with company. We ate as many bugs as we wanted, and farmers can grow crops. Aftermath I held up my forelegs to ．pray・(actually resting!).
Later I found a beautiful female Tenodera. She laid down for rest. I grabbed the chance to jump onto her. I started to do mating with her. Though I will soon be eaten as my wife needs more nutrients for babies to grow, it・s worth it.