Subject: What is this bug?
Geographic location of the bug: Elounda, Crete, Greece
Time: 05:02 AM EDT
Staying in Elounda and this jumped in front of us on to a wall at night, it seemed attracted to the light on the wall. Saw this and thought at first it might be a grasshopper but unsure? Then saw this lovely green insect… Any clues please?
How you want your letter signed: Sue S
This is a Mantis and we believe it is likely a male Mediterranean Mantis, Iris oratoria, a species that has been introduced to other parts of the world including North America as this BugGuide image demonstrates. Your other insect is a Stink Bug.
Thank you so very much for your fabulous, speedy response.
Really appreciate your suggestions.
Thanks a lot