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Carolina Mantis

Stagmomantis carolina

Description:

Green with brownish wings.

Habitat:

Suburban

Notes:

Smaller. Young.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Carolina Mantis, male
Stagmomantis carolina Species Stagmomantis carolina - Carolina Mantis - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

jeffperi
jeffperi 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID ForestDragon!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

jeffperi, this is a great spot!

What you have here is, in fact, an adult male Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina). Males have long, slender bodies as compared to the heavy females. They also tend to be smaller than the females. This species is smaller than some of the other commonly seen mantids.

You can tell that this specimen is full grown because his wings fully cover his abdomen, which is normal for this species.

jeffperi
Spotted by
jeffperi

Cape St. Claire, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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