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Photo#1925
Mantid - Tenodera - male

Mantid - Tenodera - Male
Duluth, Georgia, USA
September 8, 2003

No they aren't venomous and t
No they aren't venomous and they aren't endangered and yes it is a male because they are slightly smaller and less built than the females =]

Endangered?
I've heard that the praying mantis is endangered? Is that true?

are they bad
i live in georgia and see buggs looking like them all the time i was wondering if they were poisionous or venimous or any way harmful to humans...im not sure if it was this perticular kind but it looks like it are any of the other bugs that look like this hurtful??

This is a male.
This is a male.

 
indeed.
indeed.

 
what tells you that this is a
what tells you that this is a male?

 
Differentiating Mantid Genders
For the most part, abdominal girth is a reasonable indication of a mantid's sex. However, you'll find this isn't entirely foolproof being that recently fed males can appear rather feminine in spread.

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