Sighting for October 10, 2019

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Mottled gray color, long thorax (in proportion to abdomen), and short useless wings suggest this is a female Carolina mantis, the native species much harder to find in our yard than Chinese mantis.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 22

Carolina mantis