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Chinese Praying Mantis

Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


I accidentally watered this beautiful Mantis while sprinkling the garden. She didn't seem to mind.


Roof garden, New York City. Yeah for urban biodiversity!

1 species ID suggestions


ForestDragon 5 years ago

Hi Ariana, wonderful series!! This would be an excellent addition to the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:

surekha 5 years ago

How adorable :) Awesome series, Ariana!

KatCuff 6 years ago

He looks offended at being watered. Great series!

Ariana 6 years ago

Thanks for the head's up on this Goody, I've updated the spotting.

Aaron_G 6 years ago

Hi there, Ariana. Very nice photos! You mention NYC in the text but the map says Montana. Just wondered if you could edit that. Thanks! :-)

AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

She's a beauty! Especially liked your 3rd shot!

Yasser 6 years ago

Wow! Amazing close-ups!

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.79, Long: -73.98

Spotted on Sep 19, 2011
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012

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