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Happenings in the insect world
by Win Rogers
on September 14, 2016 at 8:33 AM
A first for me. Thank you, Adrienne and Kathy.
by Michael Spezzano
on July 31, 2017 at 1:19 PM
I saw on in my yard today (7/31/2017) in western New York.
by tina
on July 15, 2018 at 5:41 PM
Saw one in our RV in Colorado. Son took pic. Why are they so far from home?
by Beverly
on July 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Saw a pink one in my yard yesterday (Pittsburgh). It climbed a tall grass and got close to a similar colored daylily. the first one I ever saw that wasn’t green
by Matt Ambrose
on August 18, 2018 at 6:48 AM
Saw a pink mantis this morning (8/18/2018) in the vegetable garden. Location Pearblossom, California.
by Adrianne Fisher
on August 26, 2018 at 10:55 AM
Found a pink mantis this morning (8/26/2018) in my Escondido, CA home. Relocated to geranium on the front porch where we had a little photo shoot!
by Christian Strasser
on November 23, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Spotted one today in Mission Valley, San Diego, Ca. Pictures available.
by Alice G.
on July 29, 2019 at 1:54 PM
Spotted one today in my backyard garden in Rancho Cucamonga, CA!
by Michele
on September 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM
I’m sitting next to one right now. Long Island, NY. It’s perched on top of my purple mums!
by Lidia
on October 5, 2019 at 10:02 AM
Saw a pink one in our backyard today  
in Concord, Ca.
by Lori Choi
on October 5, 2019 at 10:45 AM
Took pics of a light pink praying mantis on my house this morning; my house is pink too.
by Connie M Gunther
on January 3, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Saw a beige/pink colors Mantis in my patio in Escondido, CA. Moved her/him to a side of house by wood chips and smaller plants. Took pictures of it. Cute heart- shaped face.
by Dr Toboggan
on March 26, 2020 at 9:07 PM
Can report they are here in Melbourne, Australia.  
Very curious looking creatures! I'm wondering if it is a mutation, or just an older specimen, as I have seen old preying Mantids that look a brown color.
by Stacey
on July 27, 2020 at 4:35 PM
Found a pinkish red mantis on my doorknob this afternoon in San Rafael, California.
by Brian
on July 31, 2020 at 6:22 PM
Just spotted one in New York
by Ray Ray
on August 3, 2020 at 9:26 AM
Just saw one in my backyard here in Baltimore, MD
by Max V
on August 9, 2020 at 7:18 PM
I saw a pink/nude colored mantis on my porch today here in San Antonio, TX. I saw a brown one on a bush in our yard about a year or so ago. I have never seen pink before.
by Debbie Attaway
on September 14, 2020 at 3:30 PM
On my wall now in Pioneer, Calif.
by Stephanie
on July 17, 2021 at 11:02 PM
Spotted a pink nymph 7/17/21 in my yard with a green nymph in Lincoln, CA
by Stephanie
on July 18, 2021 at 12:09 AM
Spotted a pink nymph 7/17/21 in my yard with a green nymph in Lincoln, CA
by Carol
on August 15, 2021 at 8:06 PM
Just found one in our Salvia plant, near coast in San Cl, CA.ZOTNNK
by Carol
on August 15, 2021 at 8:07 PM
Just found one in our Salvia plant, near coast in San Clemente, CA
by Miki
on July 21, 2022 at 7:06 AM
Many baby ones on my shrub outside Stanton, CA
by Kyle Dreher
on July 29, 2022 at 1:44 PM
I have a picture of a pink one as well if anyone wants it!
by Ann
on September 1, 2022 at 1:43 PM
Just rescued a pink mantis from a parking lot in Sacramento, CA!
by Jill Hoffman
on September 27, 2022 at 9:14 PM
I not only saw one today on my deck in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles, I saved it! It was entangled in a ball of what looked like animal hair and fine string/thread. I had to use a fine scissors to cut the hair/string very very carefully so that it could free itself. I should have taken a picture, but I was too busy helping it to think about taking a photo at the time. I do have an insect phobia, so I was really happy I could muster up the courage to help it. Now I can’t stop thinking about it and have suddenly become fascinated with praying mantises.
by Hella
on November 6, 2022 at 11:42 AM
I had a red one years ago in Harper, Texas. It was a deep blood red. I kept it in an aquarium with 7 green ones for a while, until I saw them being aggressive with eachother and released them.
by Estefania
on April 12, 2023 at 8:02 AM
My friends and I saw one at a tennis match we had at a different school. It was gorgeous but very feisty so we let it be and took pictures of the beauty.
by Daynelle Merriman
on August 23, 2023 at 4:09 PM
Seen one yesterday evening here in Four Corners in New Mexico. She was hanging out in the sunflowers.
by Eddie chappell
on September 4, 2023 at 10:42 PM
I seen one as a kid in Kentucky it's been 20 years or so; just happened to be thinking about it and searched and found this post thanks for making me feel like I'm not crazy.
by Destry
on September 9, 2023 at 5:44 PM
Just saw one in my backyard on a mugwort plant. In Odessa Texas  
September 2023
by Nicole
on September 11, 2023 at 7:24 PM
I have one in my yard right now!
by Prescott Pete
on September 15, 2023 at 11:48 AM
I have "Peach" colored ones on my Zinnias in Prescott AZ--how do I send you a pic?
by Caroline Flores
on September 25, 2023 at 10:12 AM
I have a huge pink mantis eating flies on my fig tree. It’s about 7 inches long!i live in West Covina, California
by Deborah Bee Boys Mom
on September 26, 2023 at 6:45 PM
I just found a little one in my yard. Pink and grey colored. So pretty! We have also spotted three little green ones this week. So wonderful to find in Vista, CA.
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