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In Search of a Map | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis Her eyes scan the new landscape<br />
 in search of a map, a flower&#039;s cosmology<br />
 ready for misadventures.<br />
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  1. Wow just wow! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Thanks Ferdy. Posted 7 years ago
  3. awesome shot, well done Posted 7 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.

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