Yellow mantid
Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM
I found this in mesic pine flatwoods in Lee County Florida, near Fort Myers, among grasses and saw palmetto, in October.
Keith
Ft. Myers, Florida

Carolina Mantis??

Carolina Mantis??

Hi Keith,
We believe that this is a Carolina Mantis, Stagmomantis carolina. There is a photo on BugGuide that is very similar. It is a native species. We will try to get a confirmation on the ID.

Carolina Mantis??

Carolina Mantis??

Update: Sunday, February 21, 2009
Daniel:
The mantid just about ‘has’ to be a species of Stagmomantis, though I don’t know if it is the Carolina mantid.  My references don’t show any similar genus from there.
Eric

One Response to Possibly Carolina Mantid

  1. ismart says:

    Looks more like Stagmomantis floridensis. Larger florida mantis.

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