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Mantis 2 - Chinese? - Mantis religiosa - female

Mantis 2 - Chinese? - Mantis religiosa - Female
Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
October 6, 2007
Size: ca. 75 mm / 3.0"
I caught this one having lunch....

Chinese mantids should be larger still, and are usually brown with a green costal area on the tegmena (front wings). This is probably Mantis religiosa, and a female.

Mantis religiosa

Thanks for the help on the mantids. It's nice to finally find something not made in China :-). I see these (Mantis religiosa)were introduced by accident from Europe are there any native Mantids to the U. S.?


Tenodera sinensis
By the looks if the wings and thorax it is still a chinese mantid, sorry man lol. Many chinese matids mature at 7.5 cm, I've seen a 7.2 green female before. So it would be Tenodera sinensis

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