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Carolina Mantis

Stagmomantis carolina


Brown mantis about 6-inches long.


It was nice enough to let me get to its level on the deck for its portrait. Found in Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.


Yeah, females are pretty nasty to their lovers.

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Carolina Mantis female
Stagmomantis carolina Species Stagmomantis carolina - Carolina Mantis - BugGuide.Net

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1 Comment

Ron Rockwell
Ron Rockwell 3 years ago

Thank you "ForestDragon" for setting me straight on this mantis. It's a Stagmomantis carolina female. Females have shorter wings that don't reach the end of their abdomen, making them virtually flightless. A male's wings may be shorter or longer. A female's abdomen is also "strongly widened" in the middle.

Ron Rockwell
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Ron Rockwell

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2017
Submitted on Jul 17, 2018


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