Caption: Adult Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis). Fully grown wings appear on mantises only after their last molt and are used by males to search for mates. The Chinese mantis is the largest mantis in the U.S. with adult females reaching 100 mm in length. They were introduced in the U.S. in 1895 to control insect pests. They are found throughout the Northeast and elsewhere in the world.

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Keywords: adult, animal, arthropod, bug, chinese mantis, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, mantid, molt, praying, predator, tenodera sinensis, wings, zoology

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Chinese mantis

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