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Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis

Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
September 5, 2006
Size: ~ 6 cm
On Spoonleaf Yucca (Yucca filamentosa).
Little bugs are Yucca Plant Bugs (Halticotoma valida).

definitely a chinese mantid n
definitely a chinese mantid no question

Thank you!

Looks like it
I think that the green fringe on the wing indicates Chinese Mantid. Can you tell me if the Halticotoma valida looked like this...

Halticotoma valida
Yes, I just uploaded an image to get an ID. Your image is much clearer but I believe its the same species.

I've been working on it for 3 months. I was pretty sure. I had a few local people look at it, but they would only say it looked similar and Halticotoma valida is know in NJ, but they couldn't confirm from an image unless it was sitting on a host plant.

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