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Are praying mantids protected by law in PA?

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are praying mantids protected by law in PA?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 9 years ago.

No, praying mantises are not protected by law in Pennsylvania. This is one of those persistent urban legends. The Pennsylvanis Dept. of Agriculture says on their web site:

"Praying mantises are common insects and are not protected by law."

You can see that statement here:

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