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Praying Mantis - Peach color with lite blue legs. She has produced thee egg casings in 55 days. Likes to eat Bees and crickets.


Lived on big cactus on my porch near hummingbird feeders where the Bees came to feed for three weeks. Then matted and I put here in a nice glass home with wood and plants and sand.


She has been with me for three months now. I moved her inside now that its cold in Ramona.

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ForestDragon 7 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, hbird999!
This is a wonderful find. What I think you have found is a species of Stagmomantis. There are two species in your area Stagmomantis californica (California Mantis), and Stagmomantis limbata.

Your specimen might be an albino or leucistic or a rare color variation. I am not sure. I did find this one which was also found in California:

I am pretty confident on the Genus. I am not sure on the species. Very nice series!

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 17, 2013
Submitted on Dec 12, 2013

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