Insect and Bug ID forum: Ghost Mantis

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Nov 6, 2014 1:48 PM CST
I came across this ghostly beauty in the Sacramento Historic Cemetery. Seems an appropriate place for this color variant of this female European Mantis (Mantis religiosa). I've green, tan and an unusual one in an earlier post, but this was a new color to me. Seems like it would be snatch up quickly by predators?The gardens here don't use insecticides so they are a healthy habitat for all the critters.
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Nov 27, 2014 1:51 PM CST
That is SO cool !!!!
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 25, 2015 11:12 PM CST
That is cool! Sometimes color variations are found but it's rare, this is an extreme I've never seen one this white before!
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 25, 2015 11:58 PM CST
Me either Kate. Just had to share it in the Insect and Bug Forum. Love them all. Brrrr. I feel guilty here in our overly warm winter here. The dragonfilies and butterflies have already appeared. Confused I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

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