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Mantis religiosa - female

Mantis religiosa - Female
Kennebunk Dump, York County, Maine, USA
July 7, 2010
Found in an open field.

UPDATE: This female has mated with an injured green male. Am waiting for eggcases.

UPDATE 2: September 3, 1 eggcase. Female's tarsi are becoming brittle and falling off. Still alert and active, though, and still eating well.

UPDATE 3: September 8, this mantis is deceased.

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Mantis religiosa - female Mating European Mantids - Mantis religiosa - male - female