What kinds of praying mantis are in southern Oregon? #851231

Asked September 25, 2023, 7:49 PM EDT

This summer I've had several encounters with praying mantis. The previous sightings were an off-white/tan color but today I met a green one.

Jackson County Oregon

Expert Response

Hi Janet, thanks for your question. Both the California and Chinese mantis can be found in Oregon.
Mantis can be different colors depending on where they develop. Here's an article that describes the color differences: The mantis in your picture appears to be the California mantis (there are minor differences in wing color pattern).
I hope you find this helpful, Nicole 
Nicole Sanchez Replied September 26, 2023, 12:20 PM EDT

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