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Arizona Unicorn Mantis Nymph (Pseudovates   Arizonae) - Pseudovates arizonae

Arizona Unicorn Mantis Nymph (Pseudovates Arizonae) - Pseudovates arizonae
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
October 2, 2007
Size: ~18mm
I've found three different specimens since late winter of last year but all three were nymphs. I'd really like to find an adult.

Rasing one from youth?
Have you tried to raise one from this nymph stage? It'd be a good way to see one as an adult! By the way, wonderful photo. :)

Thanks Sam, I considered catc
Thanks Sam, I considered catching and raising one, but, from what little info I was able to find, it seems they are pretty difficult to raise. They are also fairly rare- didn't want to risk killing it.

I raised one

Another Unicorn Mantis
I had one posted this summer, not as nice a photo by far, but the same spec, also from AZ. It never got to it's page. I hope we will have one now.

Unicorn Mantis Nymph
Thanks Maragarethe, I'm still wondering what the visual differences are between the Mexican and Arizona Unicorn mantids. The adults look a bit different from the photos I've seen, but the nymphs look nearly identical- the adbomens on the Arizona Unicorn mantids might have larger appendages, but that might be my imagination :)

That is such a cool shot, I'v
That is such a cool shot, I've never heard of that group either!

Thanks Will.
Thanks Will.

Gorgeous photo...I've seen lots of different images this year of mantids but this one is highly attractive as I've been getting used to the Carolina mantid. I've not even seen this variety till you posted....

Thanks Sauria, I've only rece
Thanks Sauria, I've only recently gotten into photographing mantids. There are around a dozen species where I live and some, like this one, are pretty unique looking.

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