Carolina mantis nymph for PA - Stagmomantis carolina
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 21, 2009
Size: 1.5 inches
Update: This is a male - it completed its metamorphosis, and its wings extend to the end of the abdomen. Female Carolina mantids have short wings that only cover part of the abdomen.
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Doesn't have the black-rimmed white spot of Mantis r*eligiosa. Cryptic coloring makes me think of Carolina mantis, do they get as far north as PA?
I'm captive-rearing it, so I'll find out eventually anyway. But I'm curious now!