This charmer found a nice little space on our porch light last night.
|common name||Praying Mantis (or Praying Mantid)|
|class||Insecta; subclass Pterygota; infraclass Neoptera
|order||superorder Dictyoptera; order Mantodea|
|family||Mantidae; subfamily Stagomantinae
|IUCN status||Not tracked|
Extremely local species are itemized species seen at our homes: on the actual property, or in the air above it. (Across the street doesn’t count!) I began by itemizing species seen at our house in Copperas Cove, Texas, and later expanded the project to include our home in Renton, Washington.