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Photo#148345
Mantis ID requested - Mantis religiosa - male

Mantis ID requested - Mantis religiosa - Male
Fairport, Monroe County, New York, USA
September 22, 2007
Size: 2 inches
Relatively small mantis - brown in color. Can species be determined?

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Mantis ID requested - Mantis religiosa - male Mantis ID requested - Mantis religiosa - male

Moved
Moved from Mantidae.

Chinese Mantis, perhaps
Depending on the age of this specimen, I would hazard guess that this is a Chinese Mantis (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis). I have raised a hatful of these; I do not see a green underwing, but that might be owing to its young age.

European mantis?
Pretty certain this is the European mantis, Mantis religiosa, and a male (very slender compared to female).

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