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  • Scientific Names
    • Tenodera sinensis
    • Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
  • English
    • Chinese Mantis
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 中華大刀螳

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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floydreed

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February 6, 2016 02:55 PM HST

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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snowgyre

Date

September 18, 2010

Description

Wings extended beyond abdomen, doesn't show in picture.

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reallifeecology

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February 5, 2016 04:23 PM CST

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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floydreed

Date

February 1, 2016 06:40 AM HST

Description

The images are really bad. My phone camera couldn't focus under the light conditions. The mantis was next to a walkway light and it was still dark out. It was eating a honey bee it had caught.

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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nlblock

Date

August 25, 2006

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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mjwarman

Date

September 18, 2015

Description

Two individuals (Female ate male after mating. This is not the rule, but, if the female is hungry, she will not pass up an easy meal!)

Record from Cleveland Metroparks Backyard Biodiversity Bash 2015

Naturalists & natural resource professionals at Cleveland Metroparks were assisted by local experts (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, many volunteers) in the annual bioblitz of a constructed wetland behind the Watershed Stewardship Center, and meadow above a former landfill.

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falcon427

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September 23, 2014

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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charflet

Date

November 5, 2015

Description

We caught these mantis hatchlings as they emerged so these are first instar nymphs

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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khyrenba

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January 7, 2016

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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nancenance1989

Date

September 17, 2015 01:10 PM CDT

Description

Flew over head then landed in garden near Lake Van

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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nycticorax

Date

November 13, 2015 12:55 PM EST

Description

A big mantis! Maybe 4 inches? A little more? Didn't look like he was doing so well, though.

It looked like it had come from the little garden around the clock at the County Administration Building.

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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treegrow

Date

September 19, 2015 06:17 PM EDT

Description

Tenodera sinensis. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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