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Agile ground mantid

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Mantids in Washington - WSU
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Agile Ground Mantid - Enature
Ground Mantid - Royal BC Museum


Picture of a female agile ground mantid or Litaneutria minor
Agile ground mantid female, Litaneutria minor
at Lake Roosevelt, Washington


Picture of an agile ground mantid nymph
Agile ground mantid nymph
at Frenchman Coulee, Washington


Agile ground mantid camouflage picture
Agile ground mantid camouflage


Agile ground mantids or Litaneutria minorrange from Mexico through California, Colorado, and the desert southwest to Washington and British Columbia. They are small-- the larger specimen here was perhaps an inch long while the nymph measured about half as long--and difficult to see. Males have wings while females and nymphs have at the most undeveloped wing pads.

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