Male Chinese Mantis in Northeast Ohio

Subject:  Mature and Immature Chinese Mantis
Geographic location of the bug:  Campbell, Ohio
Date: 07/27/2021
Time: 03:47 PM EDT
Gentle Readers,
While working in the garden last Friday, Daniel was surprised to see a Mantid fly from one bed of shrubs to the large thistle that is daily visited by butterflies and goldfinches.  He had trouble locating the well camouflaged male Chinese Mantis.

Male Chinese Mantis

Daniel recalled the immature green and brown Mantids he found in the bed of shrubs in late July while weeding invasive thistles, and he suspects this immature Brown Mantis grew into the male that flew last Friday.

Immature Chinese Mantis


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