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Sinensis, Religiosa, or Carolina?

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

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