Is Killing a Praying Mantis Illegal?

The belief that it is illegal to kill a praying mantis (a crime carrying a $50 fine as a punishment) has been floating around since the 1950s, and we have no idea where this bit of insectoid legal apocrypha came from: When I was growing up in New Jersey, I used to find praying mantises … Continue reading Is Killing a Praying Mantis Illegal?