Mantids, Mantises (Mantidae)

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Brunner's Mantis (Brunneria borealis) Brunner's Mantis (Brunneria borealis)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007

Based on the information on Bug Guide, this Brunner's Mantis is identified its thick antennal bases, long skinny form, and serrated edge of the thorax.

Brunner's Mantis (Brunneria borealis) Brunner's Mantis (Brunneria borealis)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007

Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia) Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia)
Orange Co., NC
8 Sep 2005

The introduced Chinese Mantid is the largest and most commonly encountered mantid in North Carolina. They can be green or tan, like this one.

Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia) Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia)
Orange Co., NC
8 Sep 2005

Isn't she cute?


Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006
Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006
Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006
Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
Craven Co., NC
26 Aug 2007
Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
Craven Co., NC
26 Aug 2007

baby mantis No idea what species this cute little baby mantis is!
Longleaf Pine flatwoods, Moore Co., NC
12 Apr 2008

It was barely an inch long.


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