Mantis

Rob Bryant

Joined August 2007

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One of the earliest mantis references is in the ancient Chinese dictionary Erya, which gives its attributes in poetry (representing courage and fearlessness), as well as a brief description. A later text, the Jingshi Zhenglei Daguan Bencao 經史證類大觀本草 (“Bencao of the Daguan period, Annotated and Arranged by Types, Based upon the Classics and Historical Works”) from 1108, is impressively correct on the construction of the egg packages, the development cycle, the anatomy and even the function of the antennae.

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