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European Praying Mantis

Mantis Religiosa


Found in my back yard as a baby in a flower patch.

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ForestDragon 8 years ago

Cute nymph! Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:

This might actually be a Chinese Mantid though. European Mantises have a black spot (often ringed with white) on the upper inside of the front legs. Yours does not appear to have that marking. Like this:

Here is the link to the Bugguide page for the Chinese Mantid:

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Emerson, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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