Praying Mantis ID

NickW

Arachnopeon
Joined
Sep 8, 2016
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Hello, I found this on my window screen last night. Anybody know the species? I live in Mesa, AZ. 20160922_104332.jpg 20160922_104517.jpg

Also, I know nothing about mantids so I will probably put him back where i found him.
 

NickW

Arachnopeon
Joined
Sep 8, 2016
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Sweet thank you! It's eyes turn bright red sometimes. Pretty cool little thing.
 

KevinsWither

Arachnodemon
Joined
Jul 11, 2014
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667
Its a Mediterranean mantis. They have the nice threat display with the fake eyespot.
 

billrogers

Arachnoknight
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Jan 18, 2016
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religiosa don't have short wings. lol
I thought it was a nymph, but now that I think about it it is late in the season for a nymph and the oldest nymph's wings are shorter that that. Just ignore me lol
 
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