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Grass-like Mantid - Thesprotia graminis - male

Grass-like Mantid - Thesprotia graminis - Male
Daphne (Village Point Preserve), Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
April 29, 2009
Which species thread-legged bug is this? Thank you.

not a bug, but a nice mantid (must be Thesprotia graminis)

I'd Say So
I'd say you're right. There is nothing else close to it. BTW should I leave the title the way it is, even though not correct? Someone searching for thread-legged bug might find and know the difference. Please advise.

Dear RLZ:
it's completely up to you; the purpose of title is not expressly defined in the submission form, so it's a matter of personal choice and discretion. I look at the pix and label data and don't pay much attention to anything else, but it would make sense to edit the title per correct ID.

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