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Carolina mantis

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Carolina Mantis on Leaf 7054

From way back on July 7th at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center here’s a Carolina mantis, known scientifically as Stagmomantis carolina. Aren’t you intrigued by the ringed conical structures at its rear? I’m also intrigued by the thought that a praying mantis is a preying mantis.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

 

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 16, 2014 at 5:31 AM

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