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Mantis in AZ - Stagmomantis limbata - male

Mantis in AZ - Stagmomantis limbata - Male
Superior, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
September 10, 2016
At the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior AZ, we had several Mantids at the black lighting sheet. Only when I looked at the photos, I saw the unusual black markings. All 3 individuals had them.

Stagmomantis limbata, male
Stagmomantis limbata, male

“Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada”

Moved from Stagmomantis.

that was my original id
but I never saw a population (not just one specimen) with those black marks on the front wings

The stigmata marks are commonplace among females of Stagmomantis; they vary in color among species. The males may or may not have them; your males do.

Here is a male S. limbata with stigmata. You can browse the image gallery to find males without it.

Moved from ID Request.

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