Stagmomantis limbata male (New Mexico praying mantis)
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Stagmomantis limbata male (New Mexico praying mantis)

Somehow this little fella managed to make it into my office yesterday, which is impressive because there are no windows that open and it's quit a ways from any exterior doors. It was a good omen, though, so I took some pics and put him back outside.
I swear, every time someone posts one of these it’s a different hobby name. Arizona mantis, socal mantis, Mexican mantis, new mexico mantis…

Nice find, these guys are all over the place right now.
 
I swear, every time someone posts one of these it’s a different hobby name. Arizona mantis, socal mantis, Mexican mantis, new mexico mantis…

Nice find, these guys are all over the place right now.
Don't forget "bordered mantis" and "Bosque mantis"! 😆 According to Wikipedia, anyway.

Yeah, after this guy came into my office I spotted 3 more on my evening walk yesterday. They aren't very graceful in flight - watching them crash land is hilarious.
 

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samsung SM-A205U
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