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young praying mantis...or a pest?

Post  capatl on 7/19/2011, 12:00 am

My summer campers spotted this on our cukes, initially we thought a young grass hopper, but looking at the pic I am wondering if it is a young praying mantis...maybe wishful thinking?


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Post  sceleste54 on 7/19/2011, 1:01 am

Hard to tell..its so small.. It looks like the immature stage of the Leaf-footed bugs around here, except they are a pinkish color on the body with black legs..keep an eye out !! If it is a type of Leaf-footed or Stink Bug it will suck the juice right out of your veggies !!


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Post  Furbalsmom on 7/19/2011, 2:22 am

capatl, I don't know what it is.

Unfortunately, it does not have the stance or the front "arms" of a preying mantis. (sorry:( )

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Post  shannon1 on 7/19/2011, 2:35 am

What ever it is, it's kinda cute.

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Post  camprn on 7/19/2011, 6:53 am

It is difficult to tell from this photo but it doesn't have that wedge shaped head. Check out the photos here at Bug Guide maybe you can ID it. Very Happy

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