Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Carolina Mantis mating

Stagmomantis carolina

Description:

Two carolina mantids mating, one green and one brown. The big one was about 3 in, the little one 2.

Notes:

The Carolina Mantis is the only one native to North America (Chinese and European mantises were both introduced in the mid-late 1800s). Its coloring varies from green to grey to brown, depending on its environment. Each time it molts, it can match the color of its surroundings. (Last pic is doctored for fun)


No species ID suggestions

1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon a year ago

Hi Colin,
Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Lat: 38.04, Long: -84.52

Spotted on Sep 6, 2016
Submitted on Sep 7, 2016

Reference

Related spottings

California Mantis Stagmomantis California (Praying) Mantis Mantis

Nearby spottings

Ailanthus Webworm Moth Spotted Cucumber Beetle Funnel Web Grass Spider Conehead Katydid