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Praying mantis

Stagmomantis limbata

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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

This is a stunning male from Genus Stagmomantis! There are a couple of species found in Texas so you might have to do a bit more research of ranges to possibly narrow it down.
Here is a link to the Bugguide page of Stagmomantis species. I think Stamomantis carolina, Stagmomantis libata and Stagmomantis californica are found in Texas. Apparently S. carolina has slightly more bulging eyes than the other ones.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4820/bgpag...

Hope this helps!

Dani T.
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Dani T.

Bulverde, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2013
Submitted on Sep 7, 2013

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