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Praying Mantis, Grizzled Mantid (Gonatista grisea)

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Jupiter, Florida
South Daytona, Florida

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Member Notes:

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Neutral plantladylin 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.

Timer: 18.64 jiffies (0.18638896942139).


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