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European Mantis

Mantis religiosa

Description:

European Mantis (thanks to ForestDragon for the ID!) on black eyed susan in my garden.

4 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

I am certain of the species. This is a brown phase European Mantis. Nice shots! The inside of the front leg you can see the edge of the dark spot as well as the white speckling.

ShaynaHartley
ShaynaHartley 7 years ago

Thank you!
I added another angle and joined your mission. :)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Shayna, do you have any other views? My best guess from location and what I can see is that this is a European Mantis, Mantis religiosa. http://bugguide.net/node/view/22947

All (and I mean ALL) of the Mantids posted here on PN from Ontario are Mantis religiosa. Pretty interesting. I guess they are the most cold hardy of the Mantids here in North America.

This would be a wonderful addition to my Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Nice one Shayna

ShaynaHartley
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ShaynaHartley

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 31, 2013
Submitted on Feb 12, 2014

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