European Mantis - Mantis religiosa - Mantis religiosa
Morgan Territory Regional Park, Livermore, Contra Costa County, California, USA
September 22, 2004
European Mantis - Mantis religiosa
Clear view of front coxa with black-ringed white spot characteristic of this species.
I found this mantis hanging out on some dog feces, probably waiting for flies. I moved it to a more photogenic location. It was very relaxed and stayed in one spot while I went off and caught flies. It ate 3-4 flies that I gave it.
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