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Sinensis, Religiosa, or Carolina?

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Genus Tenodera
Chinese Mantis
Wings only extend three quarters of the way down the abdomen in mature females
Genus Stagmomantis
State insect of South Carolina
Genus Mantis
Has a bold green stripe along the edge of the forewing
Facial shield (plate below antennal insertion and between the eyes) is relatively long and narrow
Accidentally introduced in 1899 on nursery stock from southern Europe
European Mantis
Largest mantis species in North America
Native to America
Identified in 1763, featured in the Centuria Insectorum (one-hundred insects), and discovered by Carl Linnaeus
Introduced from China in 1896 to combat pests
Front coxa has large black-ringed spot

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