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One larger, brown mantis. Possible adult Carolina Mantis. One smaller, green mantis. Same species? Juvenile? Different sex?
Two Praying mantises on top of my outdoor ladder. They appeared to be playing a game of, "king of the hill", with some intimidating swaying and butt lifts. The large, darker mantis seemed to have won. The green one retreated down the side of the ladder.
Spotted on Sep 8, 2019
Submitted on Sep 9, 2019