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Preying Mantis species - Stagmomantis carolina - male

Preying Mantis species - Stagmomantis carolina - Male
Shelby Forest, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
September 2, 2011
Size: 3 inches
I find these preying mantis' around the house or in the garden (next to dense hardwood forest) every now and then. They are not too numerous, and hunt during the day; fly rather clumsily, and reluctantly. There seems to be several kinds - some greenish, and some brownish. What species is this?

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Stagmomantis carolina
This one is a male.

Very Cool
Thank your for that ID -- it's great to know what one has as "house pets"!

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