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Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Chinese mantis -Tenodera sinensis

I spent a week on Cape Cod and while visiting my favorite Phidippus cardinalis location found many of these amazing creature. I found both species that live in MA, the Chinese mantis, and the European mantis and had a couple photo sessions with them. Niether of these Praying Mantis are native to MA but were introduced many years ago to control garden pests and they seem to like it here. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.