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Chinese Mantid - Tenodera sinensis

Chinese Mantid - Tenodera sinensis
Radford, Virginia, USA
July 22, 2012
I'd like a species ID, please.

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Thanks,
John, I have a question: What is the difference between just Tenodera aridifolia and T. aridifolia sinensis?
I see that my images are on the guide page for T. aridifolia sinensis but are labeled just Tenodera aridifolia.
One more question: Is this an adult or nymph?

 
Nymph
As far as the taxonomy goes, there seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether the Chinese mantid is a sub-species or seperate species; even some of the university entomology websites have different names for this insect. That may have been the case when the guide page was created. Once I know for sure I can fix the page.

 
Thanks,
John, I appreciate that clarification.
I thought I had a nymph image but was not sure. Thanks for that info, also.