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(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL(Zone 9a)

Looks like a member of the walking stick family. Can anyone be more specific?

Thanks,

Maggie

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(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL(Zone 9a)

He looks like s/he's covered in lichen.

Maggie

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Bridgewater, MA(Zone 6b)

It is a mantid of the genus Gonatista. They have those plates on their abdomens like this one does. I'll see if I can find a picture for comparison on the internet.

-Greg

I think this one might be it, Gonatista grisea, or a closely related species.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/32795/bgimage

Edited to add the link.

This message was edited Jun 5, 2006 12:15 AM

This message was edited Jun 5, 2006 12:15 AM

(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL(Zone 9a)

Thanks, that's it.

Maggie

Mesa, AZ(Zone 9b)

That is fabulous!

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