Carolina Mantis Stagmomantis carolina  

Status:

Our native mantid is widespread in the eastern and central U.S. and may be expanding its range northward. Mantid expert Kris Anderson notes that it has been found in all Maryland counties except Garrett and Allegany.

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Preys on a great variety of insects including bees, flies, butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.

There are 108 records in the project database.

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A Carolina Mantis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/5/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Mantid in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/7/2014). Collected at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center on August 11 and raised to adulthood in captivity. Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Carolina Mantis in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A female nymph Carolina Mantid in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/11/2014). The nymph of the adult female above. Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/25/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Mantis in Howard Co., Maryland (9/20/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Carolina Mantis in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/30/2014). Photo by Jim Young. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/12/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Mantis in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/30/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A male Carolina Mantis in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/10/2016). Verified by John Stanard/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/11/2018). Photo by Anna Letaw. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/5/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/27/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/24/2017). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A female nymph Carolina Mantis in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/19/2013). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A female nymph Carolina Mantis in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/19/2013). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/23/2016). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A mating pair of Carolina Mantis in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/27/2015). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/2/2019). Photo by Eric Gleed. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/22/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/11/2016). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A well-disguised male Carolina Mantis in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/15/2009). Determined by Eric R. Eaton/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Harford Co., Maryland (8/31/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). Photo by Regina Kreger. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Gia Marie Sardzinski Ristvey . (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/14/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis in Harford Co., Maryland (8/22/2014). Photo by Tea Kesting-Handly. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Mantis in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/18/2016). Photo by Maren Gimpel. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis ootheca in Harford Co., Maryland (10/5/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

An ootheca of a Carolina Mantis in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/22/2006). The eggs were hatched before the photo was taken. Determined by Richard Trone/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Carolina Mantis egg case found on Assateague Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/21/2017). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)


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