Praying Mantis, the eggcorn is Preying Mantis. There are thousands of spieces of this insect, which is in the family with cockroaches. Here it is eating a caterpillar. This predatory insect (thus, the eggcorn "Preying") will eat frogs and sometimes hummingbirds.
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