There are many, many amazing insects on this planet, but if you were to pick a single master predator... you'd pick the praying mantis and here are five video reasons why. There are over 2,000 different types of them and some of them grow up to 6 inches long. That may not sound big to us giant, fleshy meat-bags ... but these assassins can take out prey considerably larger than themselves. Equipped with a head that can turn 180 degrees, the ability to sense when bats are sensing THEM and stay away, super strong spiked forearms that ... once they grab... there's no escaping and insanely good eyesight; these dudes will see you long before you see them. The big joke is when another predatory insect thinks it's got lunch, and instead finds itself served up with a nice glass of chianti. Who wins? Mantids win.