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European Praying Mantis

Mantis Religiosa

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

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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Cute nymph! Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

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: http://bugguide.net/node/view/341867

Here is the link to the Bugguide page for the Chinese Mantid:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10098

RyanForino
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RyanForino

Emerson, New Jersey, USA

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

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