Large Brown Mantid (Archimantis latistyla)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Jacksonville, North Carolina

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On Aug 1, 2010, Elisabbeth from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

1Aug10; Coastal NC zone 8a
6" brown mantis on my front porch ceiling.
We have never seen such a large one before. I have seen them at 2" or 3" and green. But this is shocking. My adult children agree they have never seen one so big.