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Small Ground Mantid (Litaneutria minor)
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Small Ground Mantid (Litaneutria minor)

General: Small Ground Mantids (Litaneutria minor) are small brown ambush predators that lie in wait with their long forelegs folded as if praying. When a food item comes within range, they reach out and grab it.

The individual here is a female, which is apparent because females of this genus are wingless, and in this photo, you can see the white striped on the abdomen.

Taxonomy: Class Insecta (Insects), Mantodea (Mantids), Family Mantidae.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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