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Mantis, male

Stagmomantis sp.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Praying Mantis, Mantis, Mantodea
Sphodromantis viridis Mantis
Mantis, male
Stagmomantis sp. Genus Stagmomantis - BugGuide.Net

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi rkoenings, nice find! Welcome to Project Noah!
I hope you will enjoy it here as much as I do. It looks like you have a nice start to your collection of spottings. If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to read through the FAQ page for the general guidelines for posting. Also, make sure to check out some of the fun site features like the Blog and Mission pages. If you have questions or just want to talk to other folks here you can visit the chats.

Your insect is certainly a mantis, however, Sphodromantis viridis is not known to occur in North America.

It is quite possibly a Carolina Mantis, Stagmomantis carolina, but there is at least one other mantis from that genus that can occur in your area. It is ok to just put the Genus in the Scientific Name area if you can't determine a species. Take a look at the link I provided with my ID suggestion to compare. :-)

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Olathe, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2014

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