High-speed video shows every second of a praying mantis’s lethal strike

New slow-motion video shows how praying mantises snatch their prey with lightning-fast, deadly precision.

Though these strikes are completed in microseconds, the long-armed predators calibrate their attacks even more quickly than that, adjusting to prey’s speed and movements; praying mantises can even halt mistimed attacks mid-strike, scientists reported in a new study.

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