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Mantis with leaf like wing cover. About 12 cm long (5 inches)
Now with ID update.
Thank you Forest Drago for the ID
I agree with Ashish, it does look a lot like Bactromantis mexicana. If not, I am pretty sure it is a mantis from Family Thespidae. They are more slender in body and have long, thin legs.
This is not Mantis Fly as wings are not clear. This is what Bugguide link says.
I think those are called Mantidfly, if was a green one it would be a Zeugomantispa minuta, do not know if it changes when it is a different color.
Thanks Ashish for the ID
Look like a Bark Mantis.
Spotted on Oct 14, 2012 Submitted on Nov 15, 2012
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