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Carolina Mantis (female)

Stagmomantis carolina


An adult female. Small wings; cannot fly. Large abdomen. She should be laying her eggs soon. This is the first Carolina Mantis I've found in my yard, though there are probably tons of them. Impressive camouflage. Much smaller than the Chinese Mantids I usually find.


Found on my porch


Keeping her for a few hours, to observe her behavior.

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1 Comment

TeresaBurke 9 years ago

Oh my word!!! Look at her belly!!

Mandy Hollman
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Mandy Hollman

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2014
Submitted on Sep 5, 2014

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