Grizzled Mantid (suggested common name) Gonatista grisea (Fabricius) (Mantodea: Mantidae)
Typical young 'Fiesta' plants approximately 30 days after tubers were planted in the ground bed. Figure 3 from publication ENH1281/EP545: Caladium Cultivars ‘Cosmic Delight’, ‘Fiesta’ and ‘Hearts Desire’. Credit: Zhanao Deng, UF/IFAS.
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Mantodea (mantises)


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Ray, Haleigh A., and Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman. 2017. “Grizzled Mantid (suggested Common Name) Gonatista Grisea (Fabricius) (Mantodea: Mantidae): EENY688/IN1188, 10/2017”. EDIS 2017 (6). Gainesville, FL.


The grizzled mantid, Gonatista grisea (Fabricius) (Figure 1), is an arboreal (tree dwelling) mantid commonly found in Florida. It is a mottled gray-green in color and somewhat flattened, which allows it to mimic lichens while pressed against tree trunks (Krombein 1963). Grizzled mantids are predators of other arthropods. [...]
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