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Spotting

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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

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1 Comment

ForestDragon
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:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/439744

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

hbird9999
Spotted by
hbird9999

San Diego, California, USA

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

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