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Ground Mantis close ups in the desert - Litaneutria minor - male

Ground Mantis close ups in the desert - Litaneutria minor - Male
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
March 24, 2015
Size: 30mm
Here is a series of close up images of a desert Ground Mantis. I believe that this is a male Litaneutria minor. I noticed that there are not very many good close ups for this species on the BugGuide yet and I thought that you guys might like a few more of them.
Please note that one image shows the eyes and the outer forearm details and a similar image shows the inner forearm details.
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Well done, Bob. This is the kind of documentation needed for more detailed IDs.

 
Wow, that was fast!
OK great, I'm going out to look for some females to get close to, haha! Thanks for your help!

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