Immature mantis. Photo by Steve Whatley
Found in grasses near deer trail. About 3 inches long. Very active in sun, hot outside.
in the 4-inch range, but thin
Too long for Stagmomantis, no noticeable wings, maybe a nymph of a chinese mantis?
2 compound eyes, 4 legs, 2 arms. Is a yellowish color. Is about 3 inches tall from head to wings. Only one of this color of prey mantis was found in the area.
Appear to have four wings.
"I am forwarding to you pictures and info on the praying mantis that took a ride on my car from morning to night on Wednesday, July 23rd." - Caroline Mayeda
Picture 1 – Driving west on Valley Blvd, Alhambra
Picture 2 – Parking lot Downtown LA 437 S. Hill St, LA 90013
Picture 3 – Leaving Friends of the L.A. River parking lot
Picture 4 & 5 – Backyard in Alhambra
All photos were taken by Caroline Mayeda; collage was also made by her. The location for this photo is where the mantid ended its adventure (it was released into Caroline's backyard).
San Diego County, California, US