Praying mantis – mantis religiosa

Praying mantis - mantis religiosa

Praying Mantises (mantis religiosa), like this green one, are widespread in North America. This one was seen in Baltimore on my front porch. This one was quite large, about 4 inches long. It was climbing to a perch on the porch rail.
Shot with a Nikon D80 and a 55mm macro lens.


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