Better SLR pics of the possible Carolina Mantis
Location: SW Ohio
August 27, 2010 2:36 pm
Lucked onto the mantis again when my DSLR was handy. My apologies for the ones I sent before.
This is indeed a Carolina Mantis, Stagomantis carolina, and the short wings and wide abdomen indicate that this is a flightless female. See BugGuide for more information.