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Photo#75416
Pale Mantid - Stagmomantis limbata - female

Pale Mantid - Stagmomantis limbata - Female
Sacramento County, California, USA
September 4, 2006
We usually have green colored mantids in our yard, but this year have mostly beige. This mantid is the palest.

Moved
Moved from California Mantis.

Stagmomantis limbata
Stagmomantis limbata, female

“Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada”
https://www.researchgate.net/project/Praying-Mantises-of-the-United-States-and-Canada

Moved
Moved from Mantids.

Moved
Moved from Mantids.

Could this be...
..some form of albinism?

 
Stagmomantis californica
This could be a new adult; the pale coloration could be the result of the exoskeleton being soft following molting.

Wow!
What an awesome photo with a very nice composition!

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