Camouflaged Grizzled Mantis

Grizzled Mantis
Check out the Camouflage on this grizzled mantis found on a loblolly pine in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina. Didn’t know what kind of Mantid it was till I searched you site, thanks. Feel Free to post.
Ron Chicone, Jr.
Columbia, SC

Hi Ron,
The big question on our minds is “However did you manage to spot that Grizzled Mantis on that tree?”

Yea, I was surprised to see the bark move and quickly run to the opposite side of the tree when I started to tie some flagging for a wetland delineation. I didn’t know we had such a unique mantid native to SC. Thanks for your site.

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