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Homeschooled Secrets | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis A mantis nymph maps traces<br />
 of evaporated dew, homeschooled<br />
 in the garden&#039;s secrets as she ties up<br />
 the last bits of morning.<br />
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Homeschooled Secrets | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

A mantis nymph maps traces
of evaporated dew, homeschooled
in the garden's secrets as she ties up
the last bits of morning.

Wild Light Post: http://www.bugdreams.com/archives/homeschooled/

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  1. great shot Posted 8 years ago
  2. beautifull picture and lovely collers. Posted 8 years ago

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The Chinese mantis is a species of praying mantis native to China and other parts of Asia and islands of islands off of mainland Asia. At around 1896 this species was accidentally introduced by a nurseryman at Mt. Airy near Philadelphia, PA. ''Tenodera sinensis'' often is erroneously referred to as ''Tenodera aridifolia sinensis'' because it was at first described as a subspecies of ''Tenodera aridifolia'', but ''Tenodera sinensis'' is now established as a full species.

Similar species: Mantises
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Uploaded May 18, 2012.