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European mantis nymph

Mantis Religiosa

Description:

This little guy tried to attack my camera, but then realized just how big I was and immediately fled. He actually managed to hide in a thick marsh, which meant I couldn't get anymore shots-- a shame.

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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 11 years ago

Nice shot! Too bad it escaped before continuing it's photo debut. This reminds me more of a Chinese Mantid nymph (though nymphs can be very difficult). Take a look at this:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/507018/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/5189/bgima...

http://bugguide.net/node/view/10098

It would be great if you would consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

Dragoon
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Dragoon

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2013
Submitted on Jun 21, 2013

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