中華大刀螳 (Tenodera sinensis) hiding under the leaf of a White Jade Orchid Tree
MAN Mantidae Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
Brown Praying Mantis with green underneath its wings. Unlike most insects, it can swivel its head to look in your direction. Cool!
A Chinese Mantis feeding on a female Sachem at Trustom Pond NWR.
The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to China. Around 1895 the species was imported to North America for biological pest control. Tenodera sinensis often is erroneously referred to as Tenodera aridifolia sinensis because it was at first described as a subspecies of Tenodera aridifolia, but Tenodera sinensis is now established as a full species.