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Chinese Mantis

Tenodera sinensis


Large mantis. Mostly light brown with a bright green edge on the wings. This species is an introduced (intentionally) and has become an invasive species in North America. These large mantids will eat whatever they can catch and kill, which is mostly arthropods, but they have been observed catching small lizards, frogs and even hummingbirds.


Climbing on a tree in a field area outside of the visitor center at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.

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Spotted on Aug 25, 2014
Submitted on Nov 30, 2014

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