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Small mantis. 2 inches approx.
Was in a defensive position due to a very nearby anole lizard.
I agree Dave, it was the outstretched wings that had me looking a little harder to identify. I have never seen one with wings extended either and wasn't sure due to that.Cheers back at you, Apple
Whoops. Apple beat me to it by a minute. Definitely looks like G.grisea to me but I had never seen one with its wings extended before. There are some pics on bugguide.net that match the wings, though. Cheers,Dave
I am not positive but it seems like a grizzled mantis to me. They are a species in Florida. And come in great camouflage.
Lat: 28.49, Long: -81.55
Spotted on Dec 24, 2011 Submitted on Dec 25, 2011