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Grass-like mantid

Thesprotia graminis


Tan, smaller, looks like a piece of dead grass.



2 Species ID Suggestions

TKBotting 11 years ago
Common Walkingstick
Diapheromera femorata Common walkingstick

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ForestDragon 11 years ago

Campbel Family, it's great you have the series of photos of this insect. It is very helpful for identification if multiple images are taken. These are very neat mantids! They are often mistaken for Walkingsticks.

ForestDragon 11 years ago

I think I must disagree with you TKBotting. I believe this is a Grass-like Mantid. If you look at the shape of the head, the body position in the second photo, and the length between the second two sets of legs and the front legs, you can see there is a difference in shape from the Walkingsticks:
Common Walkingstick:
Grass-like Mantid:

Campbell Family
Campbell Family 11 years ago


TKBotting 11 years ago

I'm not sure of species, but this guy is a walking stick -- I don't think he's a mantis!

Campbell Family
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Campbell Family

Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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