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Scudder's Mantis

Oligonicella scudderi

Description:

Medium sized mantis, tawny brown in coloration.

Habitat:

west central ga

Notes:

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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3 Comments

momsavang
momsavang 2 years ago

Thanks @ Forestdragon

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.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/22947

Male Mantis religiosa can be green as well. :-) https://bugguide.net/node/view/697253

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 2 years ago

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

momsavang
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momsavang

Georgia, USA

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

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