Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
Quite variable in color, from green to brown, this common "praying mantis" is less common than the introduced Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis). The native Carolina Mantis has a shorter, broader abdomen.
Durham Co., NC 9/9/06
Craven Co., NC 8/31/08
Craven Co., NC 8/27/06
Scotland Co., NC 4/18/10