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California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica)
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California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica)

General: Praying Mantids, and the California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica) in particular, are green or brown ambush predators that lie in wait with their long forelegs folded as if praying. When a prey 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.

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

California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica) California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica)
California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica) California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica)
California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica) California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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