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Chinese Mantid? - Tenodera sinensis

Chinese Mantid? - Tenodera sinensis
Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA
September 19, 2006
Size: about 12 cm
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis? First praying mantis I've ever seen. :) If it had not moved, I would have missed it in all the weeds...very hard to photograph amongst all the clutter. If ID is correct, it will put WV on the map.

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Chinese Mantid? - Tenodera sinensis Chinese Mantid? - Tenodera sinensis Chinese Mantid? - Tenodera sinensis - female Chinese Mantid? - Tenodera sinensis

Moved
Moved from Tenodera.

Not positive
I'm not sure how to rule out Tenodera angustipennis. I'm moving to genus level for now. Perhaps an expert will see it there.

 
It's
It's tenodera aridifolia sinensis

 
Thank you, Lynette.
Your time is very much appreciated.

 
Yes that is a female chinese
Yes that is a female chinese mantis.

 
AND
And you can tell because it is larger and more built than males and also less hyper

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