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praying mantis, Chinese mantid

Tenodera sinensis

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thanks, ForestDragon, for all your helpful I.D. suggestions!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

I just love Mantids! This is a nice picture of an adult female Chinese Mantid. Sphodromantis viridis (African Giant Mantis) is not known to occur in North America and looks a bit different from this.

Sphodromantis viridis :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mantis...

You can see the difference in the body shape and the wings.

Madison, Alabama, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2007
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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