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Florida Bark Mantis

Gonatista grisea

Description:

Not sure if it is brown/black and cover with some type of green mold; or if that is its protective camouflage. It is a fairly large little creature.

Habitat:

It was observed a a County nature Preserve clinging to the screening of the entrance to the Ed Center. It was not a rapid mover. It did not mind getting close to take photos.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Florida Bark mantis
Gonatista grisea Grizzled Mantis - What's That Bug?


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4 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 6 years ago

Here are more pictures
http://bugguide.net/node/view/11677

Ric3
Ric3 6 years ago

Just looked at whatsthatbug.com. It had a couple of photos that seem to match your suggestion and my photos I took.

Thank you

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Also called Grizzled Mantis but I don't know why. Tiny pic Ric... are you using a phone?

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Aweosme!

Ric3
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Ric3

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 14, 2013
Submitted on Feb 16, 2015

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