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Scudder's Mantis

Oligonicella scudderi


Medium sized mantis, tawny brown in coloration.


west central ga


Whoa --- at first I thought this must be a Misidentification; however, it turns out European mantids were accidentally introduced in the 1800s! Crazy. I've had a very mandtiful year. Thanks for the ID @WilliamsFamily

2 Species ID Suggestions

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 2 years ago
European Mantis
Mantis religiosa Praying Mantis

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momsavang 2 years ago

Thanks @ Forestdragon

ForestDragon 2 years ago

I think this may actually be a native species (with no common name). The shape of the body and the thorax are a bit different than the European mantis.

Male Mantis religiosa can be green as well. :-)

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 2 years ago

I believe this is a male european mantis. The males are all brown in their mating colors.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 23, 2018
Submitted on Nov 13, 2018

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