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ID Please! Walking Stick or Praying Mantis

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by micjoe, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

  2. johnny888

    johnny888 Arachnoknight

    That's a Praying Mantis,possibly female and probably a Tenodora Sp. (Chinese praying mantis).:)
  3. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Its not a Mantis religiosa? The European or "Praying" Mantis
    Protected in Connecticut due to their valuable role as insect pest predators.
    The one I found is larger than my hand, is that larger than normal?
  4. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

    I agree with Johnny. The wings look very Tenodera like...as does the large size. If it is for some odd reason a M. religiosa you should see a black dot with a white center at the base of the forelegs.
  5. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Is it common to find this specices in CT?
  6. andrew A davis

    andrew A davis Arachnopeon

    i live in CT and i ve never seen a religiosa but ive seen LOADS of tendora. So ya there common in CT. They were introduced in 1895.