Grass-like Mantid (Thesprotia graminis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Grass-like Mantid (Thesprotia graminis)

Thin, praying mantis. I saw it fly so it must be male. males have long wings; females don’t fly.

Diet: small flying insects and crickets

Learn: http://www.usamantis.com/grassmantis_species.html

KEY to Florida Mantids: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/choate/mantid_key2_03.pdf

My take on Praying mantids: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/praying-or-preying-mantis-or-mantids.html

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