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Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina  Carolina Mantis,Stagmomantis carolina Click/tap to enlarge

Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina

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The Carolina mantis is a praying mantis that is one of six species found in North America.

Sexual cannibalism occurs in roughly one quarter of all intersexual encounters of this species, though specimens of this species will engage in cannibalism regardless of age or gender if the opportunity presents itself.

Carolina mantis oothecae can be purchased in garden supply centers as a means of biological control of pest insects. It is the state insect of South Carolina.

Similar species: Mantises
Species identified by DannyLong
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2014. Captured Sep 10, 2014 08:10.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO900
  • 200mm