Kamacuras were two-meter tall
praying mantises that lived on Sollgel Island. A United Nations'
weather control device malfunctioned, creating a radioactive
storm on the island. The radioactivity caused the mantises to
grow to a height of 50 meters. The mantises atempted to eat Godzilla's
son, Minya, just seconds after he was born. Godzilla came to
the rescue and killed two our of three of them. The third Kamacuras
escaped, but was later killed by Kumonga's poison stinger.
In the American version of
Son of Godzilla, Kamacuras was known as "Gimantis."
Gimantis was a term made by simply combining the words "giant"
and "mantis." In Godzilla's Revenge, Kamacuras
goes by his real name.