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Praying mantis

Sphodromantis viridis


I found this big mantis on my friend's backpack while we were out playing disc golf. It was about 4.5 inches in length an had a very nice green colour.


This mantis came out of the University of Guelph's Arboretum. It was found while walking through tall grass on a hot, humid summer day.


It did not want to get of the bag, but we managed without injury to the creature.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 5 years ago

As with your other Mantis spotting, I am fairly confident that this is a European Mantis and I would love to see this in the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 43.54, Long: -80.22

Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

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