September 13, 2011 12:18 am
This bug was found in Indiana in September. It was floating in water and seems to be missing the head. It’s around 4 inches long. Would love to know what it is.
This is the third image of a decapitated Preying Mantis we have posted this week, and we suspect birds are biting off the heads. Here is a link to the second image of a decapitated Preying Mantis we posted a few days ago. We might have guessed that the previous two individuals, which we suspect are males, lost their heads while mating, but this third individual appears to be a female. We counted six abdominal segments, indicating a female, where males have eight abdominal segments.