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The Chinese mantis September 2011

A Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) like the one in the picture usually lives less than a year. This kind of praying mantis comes from China as you would have guessed by the name.

Found by visiting 7th grade students while working in our native plant nursery.


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