Jeremy Felt

A European mantis paused mid-scurry across a running track to stare at the people staring at it. The mantis seems young because it is small and almost translucent.

This European mantis, a.k.a. praying mantis, was running across the middle school track this evening looking like a piece of grass or straw. I have no idea how Michelle spotted it!

I’ve now learned European mantises are considered introduced to North America and that even though they may not be native, Connecticut has declared them the state insect.


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