Subject: Pretty praying mantis
Geographic location of the bug: Maryland
Time: 10:13 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear Bugman,
In all my years I’ve seen many mantises, of varying shades of green and brown, but I’ve never before seen such a dappled beauty! Is this a Carolina Mantis?
How you want your letter signed: Sydney
This is really a beatiful Mantis and we agree that it is a female Carolina Mantis. Here is an individual on BugGuide and another on BugGuide for comparison.