Praying Mantis, Grizzled Mantid (Gonatista grisea)

Order: Dictyoptera (dik-tee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Mantidae
Genus: Gonatista
Species: grisea

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Daytona Beach, Florida
Jupiter, Florida

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On Oct 9, 2009, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I had never seen anything like this insect before and when I found it on my front porch it really startled me! I called this Mantis "Ugly Bug" until someone here on DG identified it as a Grizzled Mantid. Doing a google search, I read that it's a species of praying mantis and native to the Southern U.S.

I don't know if it's a good bug or bad bug so I just let it be.