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Species Gonatista grisea - Grizzled Mantid

Mantis of some sort - Gonatista grisea Mantis of some sort - Gonatista grisea Florida Bark mantis - Gonatista grisea - female Camouflaged - Gonatista grisea - female Strange bug - Gonatista grisea - female Flat bug on Elm tree - Gonatista grisea - female Gonatista grisea - female Grizzled Mantid - Gonatista grisea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Liturgusidae
Genus Gonatista
Species grisea (Grizzled Mantid)
Other Common Names
Lichen Mimic Mantid, Florida Bark Mantid
Explanation of Names
Gonatista grisea (Fabricius 1793)
36-40 mm
Mottled gray, green and brown and overall body shape is broad and flattened. Pronotum not narrowed ahead of legs attachment. Female has short wings, abdomen lobed on side. In male, wings cover abdomen at rest.(1)
SC-FL; Puerto Rico, Cuba(2), plus one record from the upper coast of TX (BG data)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.MANTODEA Gottesanbeterinnen der Welt
Reinhard Ehrmann. 2002. Natur und Tier-Verlag.