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72 Seasons

In early summer, praying mantis larvae hatch from eggs that were planted in the autumn on places like stalks of grass and outer walls of homes. Over a lifetime, praying mantises eat a tremendous volume of small insects and sometimes even prey upon frogs and other creatures. During mating season, the female becomes so ravenous that it sometimes eats the male, so in ancient times the praying mantis was a symbol of a seductive woman who deceived men.
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