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Praying Mantis

Stagmomants sp.

Description:

Green praying mantis?

Habitat:

Ran out of the flower bed to the garage


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4 Comments

hilfire
hilfire 5 years ago

Thank you

Dixie
Dixie 5 years ago

I love your photos!

hilfire
hilfire 5 years ago

Thanks! I added the mission and will be updating the finding soon.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Great find! This is a female mantis from genus Stagmomantis. There are three species from that genus found in your area. They do have some differences but it isn't always easy to tell.
I believe this is either Stagmomantis carolina or Stagmomantis californica. The third one, Stagmomantis limbata has a blue upper lip, which yours doesn't seem to have. Here are links to references for all three:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/149885
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4821
http://bugguide.net/node/view/7985

If you can't figure out which one it is, it is ok to just put Stagmomants sp. in the scientific name section.

Additionally, this would be a nice addition to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

hilfire
Spotted by
hilfire

Edinburg, Texas, USA

Lat: 26.31, Long: -98.16

Spotted on Jul 13, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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