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Florida Bark Mantis

Gonatista grisea


Hurricane Irma made a mess but she brought me bugs to shoot in North Florida. This Florida bark mantis, grizzled mantis or lichen mimic is a species of praying mantis native to the Southern United States, primarily Florida.

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kris_anderson a year ago

Gonatista grisea, female

“Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada”

RickBohler a year ago

Thanks all <3 much appreciated :)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Great series! Congrats, Rick.

KostasZontanos a year ago

Congratulations Rick!

flowntheloop a year ago

Congratulations! Much deserved SOTD!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Congratulations Rick. Fantastic spotting!

RickBohler a year ago

Oh WOW! ....Thank you! This made my day.

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Rick, this great series is our Spotting of the Day! We're glad you made it OK through Irma.

"Take a complete tour of a Florida Bark Mantis (Gonatista grisea) in our Spotting of the Day! Also known as grizzled mantis or lichen mimic, this species is native to the Southern United States. It has a mottled brown and green appearance, providing excellent camouflage as it hunts on tree bark".



RickBohler a year ago

Awww, thank you again Hema.
Tell-ya-what...I'll keep my hurricanes and you can keep your earthquakes (LOL) :)

Hema a year ago

These are great photographs! Sorry to here about the damage.We were holding our breath! It was hard to watch.Having experienced the Wrath of the Bombay monsoons, It was easy to relate a little.Out here in San Fransisco,we are on edge with Earthquakes! We are happy to see you safe and sound.

RickBohler a year ago

Thank you, Andy, Hema, and Sarah. Hema, yea "I think" I lived.. My neighborhood is a wreck! Thanks for asking :)

SarahWhitt a year ago

WOW...really COOL, Rick!!

Hema a year ago

fantastic series!Did you live thru Irma?!

AndyConda a year ago

Fantastic find and wonderful photos

RickBohler a year ago

Thanks Mark and Brian :) it was really cool hanging out with this guy. it seemed to have a sense of intelligence.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Yes great series Rick

Brian38 a year ago

This is a fantastic series if pics!!

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.26, Long: -81.43

Spotted on Sep 16, 2017
Submitted on Sep 16, 2017

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