What mantis is this?

chameleoman

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Found this guy at work today while i was looking for grasshoppers, Usually grasshoppers are everywhere but only this one mantis and tons of butterflies today. Anyone know what kind it is? I was guessing Chinese?
 

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Milgro12

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Mantis

It is alittle hard too tell but I am almost positive this is a Carolina praying mantis (Stagmomantis carolina).
 

junglefries

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Does it really matter. from my past experience with them, it was dead the minute you found it. my chams won't touch a roach, but will fall over themselves trying to get a mantis. they actually have the record in my house for shortest amount of time alive in a cham cage.
 

chameleoman

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Does it really matter. from my past experience with them, it was dead the minute you found it. my chams won't touch a roach, but will fall over themselves trying to get a mantis. they actually have the record in my house for shortest amount of time alive in a cham cage.

Maybe because I'm not feeding it to my chameleon, and I would like to know the species I found in the area.
 

Bush baby

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Does it really matter. from my past experience with them, it was dead the minute you found it. my chams won't touch a roach, but will fall over themselves trying to get a mantis. they actually have the record in my house for shortest amount of time alive in a cham cage.

It's know that Chams go crazy for green colored prey items.
 

nick barta

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Typically Garden Centers sell the Chines Mantis Oothacas (egg cases), so that is the most common Mantis found throughout the US.
 
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