Stagmomantis carolina is a species of praying mantis native to the United States. It is a medium-sized mantis, typically reaching lengths of 1.5 to 2.5 inches. It is brown in color with a white stripe running down its back. It is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, grasslands, and gardens. Its lifespan is typically one year, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Stagmomantis carolina is a species of praying mantis native to the southeastern United States. It was first described by American entomologist Charles Thomas Brues in 1910. The genus name Stagmomantis is derived from the Greek words "stagmos" meaning "praying mantis" and "mantis" meaning "prophet". The species name carolina is derived from the Latin word for "of Carolina", referring to the Carolinas, the region where the species is found.
Related Species: Stagmomantis californica, Stagmomantis limbata, Stagmomantis floridensis, Stagmomantis saussurei