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Carolina Mantis

Stagmomantis Carolina


Around two inches long with a bright red abdomen under the dark wings.


Right next to the closed door of my garage


I've never really seen one before, so when I went outside in the morning and saw it above the door to the garage I was quite surprised. Note to self: Do not grab it by the thin part of it's body. It is not a crawdad. It can still pinch you.

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

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roemer1 4 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon!

ForestDragon 4 years ago

Nice find! This is actually a native species, a Carolina Mantis. :-)

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Spotted by a stud ent at Gala Academy

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2017
Submitted on Sep 18, 2017

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