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Grizzled Mantid

Gonatista grisea

Description:

In two of the photos, you can see it eating an insect. It had excellent camouflage and I didn't notice it sitting there for the longest time while I took photos of other things on the tree.

Habitat:

Maple tree covered in lichens in a suburban yard

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4 Comments

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

I thought so too! I'm actually going to upload some spottings of lichen because that tree had so many types.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

the lichen around this is awesome too.

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Yeah I was thinking Grizzled Mantis, but I don't know enough about them to determine if this is one or a similar looking species.

conrogan
conrogan 6 years ago

It looks like some kind of mantis.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 12, 2014
Submitted on Jun 13, 2014

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