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European Mantis Nymph

Mantis Religiosa


Somehow found this guy hiding in a large field of plants-- he was perfectly camouflaged!


ForestDragon 10 years ago

Lovely series! This mantis reminds me more of a Chinese Mantid though. It seems that they occasionally have a very small dark spot in the armpit area. The dark marks on the front part of the leg are consistent with the markings that I see with other Chinese Mantids.

Here is my spotting of an adult (brown phase) Chinese Mantid: If you look at the second picture you will see the dark markings.

Here is a green one from Bugguide:

Either way, I would love to see this in the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:

glbnoah109 10 years ago

Encourage his presence. He will keep your bed of plants relatively bug free.
You can tease him a bit also with a small twig; but don't let the tig touch him.

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 30, 2013

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