Mantis religiosa “European Mantis” Mantidae

Woodinville, WA
August 13, 2013
Robert Niese

Native mantids are exceedingly rare in Washington, but that doesn’t make the introduced and abundant European Mantis any less photogenic. If you’re interested in finding natives, try scouring sagebrush habitats in central Washington for Litaneutria, a small gray ground mantis.