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large stick-like mantis - head dorsal - Brunneria borealis - female

large stick-like mantis - head dorsal - Brunneria borealis - Female
32.1309, -97.8591, Somervell County, Texas, USA
September 10, 2012
Size: 10 cm body w/o antennae
I guessing Brunneria borealis - Brunner's Mantis, but I'll let experts confirm. Well camouflaged. I noticed only because I leaned in to look at bee in the first image just as the mantis moved forward and white head caught sun. 10 cm length measured with ruler. With front legs extended, 13cm.

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