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Photo#1141736
Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - male

Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - Male
concord, contra costa County, California, USA
September 18, 2015

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Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - male Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - male

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

I wonder why
noone has suggested Stagmomantis limbata. Males of that species have white stripe running across the margin of the wings.

 
Yes
You're correct, Alan. Males of S. limbata and S. californica are similar in appearance. The blue upper lip on the front facial image peg this guy as a Stagmomantis limbata.

 
I was thinking that too,
I guess that's actually the more common...

Stagmomantis californica
Adult male.

Bud Wing Mantis
Parasphendale affinis?

 
Parasphendale affinis
Parasphendale affinis is not a species native/introduced to North America.

 
markings
it has markings on it's body,black and white. The inside of the legs is orange. Look at the white band on the wing!Size is also compatible. Could have been an escaped pet. I have more pics if needed. I have not seen so much white on any mantis.

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