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Praying Mantis - Mantis religiosa - female

Praying Mantis - Mantis religiosa - Female
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
October 21, 2008

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mantis pic
Thank you for your interest in the picture I uploaded. I do have other images, but they seem to be too large when I try to upload them. However, based on other mantis pictures I've seen compared to the others I have of this specimen, it appears most likely to be the California Praying Mantis (Stagmomantis Californica). Also, most likely a male, since the wings appear as long as the abdomen.

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