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mantis:

see mantidmantid
or mantis,
name applied to the large, slender, slow-moving, winged insects of the family Mantidae in the order Mantodea. Predatory insects, mantids have strong, elongate, spiny front legs, used for grasping prey.
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mantis

[′man·təs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for insects composing the family Mantidae.

mantis

any carnivorous typically green insect of the family Mantidae, of warm and tropical regions, having a long body and large eyes and resting with the first pair of legs raised as if in prayer: order Dictyoptera

MANTIS

(language)
A structured, full-function procedural 4GL and application development system from Cincom. MANTIS enables the developer to design prototypes, create transaction screens and reports, define logical data views, write structured procedures, and dynamically test, correct, document, secure, and release applications for production in a single, integrated, interactive session.

MANTIS applications can be enhanced with gOOi, the graphical object-oriented interface, which creates graphical Windows representations of existing MANTIS screens.

http://cincom.com/products/mantis/.

MANTIS

A rapid application development language from Cincom Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (www.cincom.com) that runs on Linux, Unix and OpenVMS platforms. It provides procedural and non-procedural languages for developing prototypes and applications and works with Cincom's SUPRA database, DB2 and IMS.
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But mantises only attack moving prey so their 3D doesn't need to work in still images.
3-D vision is a handy ability for praying mantises, which are skilled hunters of their fellow insects and are known to take down the occasional small bird.
In mantises it is probably designed to answer the question is there prey at the right distance for me to catch?
He unofficially refers to these decapitated male mantises as 'headless horsemen.
If mantises had binocular vision, they'd react to 3-D movies as if objects were right in front of them.
Searching rainforests for orchid mantises to study is "very frustrating," O'Hanlon says.
If orchid mantises represent a flower-like stimulus then their morphology may consist of a number of color and shape components that combine to form a complex stimulus.
I've lived in my suburban New York City home for more than 50 years and, for the first 40 of those years, we had a fairly large number of mantises every year.
Not all mantises have wings, as the one shown in the little photo above right does.
A recent study from researchers at Switzerland's University of Basel titled 'Praying Mantises Hunt Down Birds Worldwide' revealed that the green, stick-like creatures are now feasting on much bigger prey.
In a speciallydesigned insect cinema, the scientists have shown it needs to be 'old school' 3D glasses for tests to work on mantises.