Location: Naples, Florida
April 19, 2016 8:06 am
I’m not sure but I think this might be a molt from a mantis of some kind. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It was clinging to a friend’s lanai screen down here in Naples, Florida.
Signature: S. Ferree
Dear S. Ferree,
Your images are gorgeous. They are not molts from a mantis, but rather the molt or Exuvia of a Dragonfly. Dragonfly larvae are known as Naiads, and they are aquatic, so we are guessing there is a pond or stagnant fountain near your friend’s lanai screen.
Thank you so much! That’s really cool. You’re right about the water. He lives on a peninsula of a lake. He and his wife will be relieved that it wasn’t anything to be scared of. They had a second one show up yesterday.