Grizzled Mantis

Subject: Florida Bark Mantis
Location: Naples, FL
December 2, 2016 8:11 pm
This little guy below has been hanging out on my lanai screen for at least 12 hours. I can’t find much information on the florida bark mantis but we are thinking this is what it is? Should I do anything for it or just leave it be?
Signature: Courtney Fosnight

Grizzled Mantis
Grizzled Mantis

Dear Courtney,
You are correct that this is a Florida Bark Mantis or Grizzled Mantis, and she is a female.  According to BugGuide:  “May be found in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. May also be found in Puerto Rico and Cuba .”  In our opinion, you should leave her be.

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