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?? - Iris oratoria

?? - Iris oratoria
pittsburg, contra costa County, California, USA
September 26, 2009
Size: 2 inches?

Moved from ID Request.

neat photo
The only time I've seen mantis wings like that is when they're in flight. Neat photo! I too am unsure of the species. Maybe a Stagmomantis californica ? Somebody may recognize the species by the wing pattern.

Re: ??
This is a mantis in a defensive pose (they look frightening but are completely harmless). It's hard to tell which species from this picture, I'm thinking probably Chinese.

Mediterranean mantis.
This is a great shot of an Iris oratoria. I can 'never' get one to do this! :-)

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