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Florida Bark Mantis

Gonatista grisea


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.


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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LivanEscudero 6 years ago

Here are more pictures

Ric3 6 years ago

Just looked at 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 6 years ago


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Florida, USA

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

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