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Species Tenodera angustipennis - Narrow-winged Mantis

Tenodera angustipennis, mating pair - Tenodera angustipennis - male - female Mantis - Tenodera angustipennis - male Ootheca - Tenodera angustipennis Tenodera angustipennis Ootheca on Goldenrod - Tenodera angustipennis Mantis - Tenodera angustipennis - male Tenodera angustipennis Tenodera angustipennis? - Tenodera angustipennis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Subfamily Mantinae
Genus Tenodera
Species angustipennis (Narrow-winged Mantis)
Other Common Names
Japanese Mantis
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Saussure, 1869.
Similar in appearance to the Chinese mantid. Orange spot between raptorial arms.
Eastern US
Life Cycle
Egg case, nymph, adult
According to ITIS, this is an introduced species.
According to Wikipedia, it is native to Japan and nearby areas.
Introduced in 1930
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