What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Dear Prof.
November 17, 2009
I found A praying Mantis on Santa Monica Boulevard! just wanted to show you it.
SALVADOR CHAVEZ
Santa Monica Boulevard near entrance to 101 freeway

Preying Mantis

Preying Mantis

Hi Sal,
Thanks for sending this photo of a Preying Mantis.  Also, congratulations on you winning the top prize from a field of 64 photographers in the photography competition at the College Media Advisers’ 2009 convention in Austin, Texas.  Though I was unable to attend, I am very proud of you and the other LACC Collegian students who collectively picked up four awards.  I am proud to have had you as a beginning photo student.

Editor’s Note:  August 24, 2012
We just received a comment identifying this as
Mantis religiosa

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California

2 Responses to Preying Mantis, but what species?

  1. ismart says:

    That’s a mantis religiosa.

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