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Subject: what’s this bug, please ?!
Location: west central florida
December 4, 2012 10:34 pm
found this in my florida garden today –
do you recognize it ?
thank you !
Signature: lynnie

Grizzled Mantis

Hi Lynnie,
Though this Grizzled Mantis,
Gonatista grisea, is easy enough to see on this wood background, she will nearly disappear and be impossible to find on bark or a lichen covered branch like this individual from our archives.

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

4 Responses to Grizzled Mantis

  1. Sylvia Fulcher says:

    I found this on the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk on Jan. 30, 2019 on a lichen and had no idea what it was, and couldn’t locate it in all the insect books I have, but thankfully my daughter found it on Google and came right to this site, which I had submitted my photo to yesterday. I was back to the boardwalk today, but lichen and mantis was gone, looked like maybe someone scraped it off the tree.

  2. Mark Brzezinski says:

    I found one in Kissimmee Florida took some beautiful pictures of it how do I post photos

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