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Praying Mantis

Mantis religiosa

Description:

European mantis

Habitat:

Mantis religiosa is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. It was introduced to North America in 1899 on a shipment of nursery plants from southern Europe. Now it is found from the Northeastern United States to the Pacific Northwest, and across Canada.

Notes:

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3 Comments

Christyni
Christyni 5 years ago

It is with closed eyes

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Beautiful shot.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Beautiful image! It looks like you switched the common and scientific names. Mantis religiosa belongs in the scientific name section :-) Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

MehmetKaraca
Spotted by
MehmetKaraca

Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 24, 2015

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