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Mantis at Saguaro NP, Arizona - Litaneutria minor - male

Mantis at Saguaro NP, Arizona - Litaneutria minor - Male
Saguaro National Park West, Arizona, USA
April 2, 2004
This little creature scuttled quickly across the trail in front of me. When I got down to take his picture, he stopped and obligingly posed for several. I took some profile shots to try and show his mantis-like front legs, but for some reason the front legs didn't show very well. This photo from above was the better one.

Ground mantis
Looks like a nymph of a ground mantis, Litaneutria minor. Females are wingless even as adults, but usually show wing pads.

 
Looks like sticks to me
It lookes like a bunch of sticksto me!

 
Eric, Thanks for the ID! I r
Eric, Thanks for the ID! I really appreciate it.

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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