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Juvenile mantis - Iris oratoria

Juvenile mantis - Iris oratoria
Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
April 27, 2016
Size: 12 mm
Collected using a sweep net on weeds.

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Moved
Moved from Grasshopper Mantids.

Pretty sure Iris nymphs have robust legs like that.
Compare : http://bugsafari.blogspot.com/2010/07/iris-oratoria-for-2010.html

Yersiniops
Observe the grasshopper-like hindlegs and the pointed structure above the eyes. This is a juvenile grasshopper mantid, although I know not which one.

 
Yersiniops has pointy eyes, t
Yersiniops has pointy eyes, this one doesn't look like it. I'm curious what species it is.

 
Thank you John!
Your knowledge on mantis and your kind help are much appreciated.

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