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    ID Needed (insect?)

    Found this creature in the house the other morning and took some shots with the P & S. I have never seen anything like it before. Anyone know what it is and what something like this would eat. This will be all the picture taking that will be done with this subject as I let him go. I never kill anything unless it is a have to. God placed each one here for a reason.
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    Re: ID Needed (insect?)

    another shot
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    Re: ID Needed (insect?)

    Looks like some kind of mantis.

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    Re: ID Needed (insect?)

    A mantis for sure - this link should help. http://bugguide.net/node/view/71673

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    Re: ID Needed (insect?)

    Based on John's link, it looks like a Mantidfly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantispidae

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    Re: ID Needed (insect?)

    Thanks John and Frank, that is so cool. We have plenty of spiders around here for them to feed on and hope to see more of them. Interesting little creatures, but I would not let him get too close to me. When I was trying to get his picture he kept grabbing the camera lens and didn't seem to be afraid of me at all.

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    Re: ID Needed (insect?)

    Praying mantis for sure, pretty harmless, makes a great pet for little kids

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