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Praying Mantis

Stagmomants sp.


Green praying mantis?


Ran out of the flower bed to the garage

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hilfire 5 years ago

Thank you

Dixie 5 years ago

I love your photos!

hilfire 5 years ago

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

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:

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:

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Edinburg, Texas, USA

Lat: 26.31, Long: -98.16

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

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