Location: 3700 foot elevation in the northern Sierra’s
September 29, 2010 10:09 pm
I found this guy cruising around my yard. It looks like a praying mantis but I have seen those here and they are green. This one looks kinda camo color. Your help to identify this creature would be appreciated.
This is indeed a Mantis. We believe it is Stagomantis californica, the California Mantis, a native species that can be green or brown. Some tropical Mantids can even come in colors like yellow and pink.