Litaneutria Minor

Litaneutria minor, or the agile ground mantis, is native to the drier regions of the United States. States known to have L. minor are: Colorado, Arizona to Mexico, and the eastern regions of Washington to California. They also can be found in Canada in the southern Okanagan Valley and are Canada's only native mantis. They are very active hunters and will be seen running across the ground from early spring to late summer.

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Litaneutria Minor - Defence
... Litaneutria minor uses its small size and dark coloration as its best defense against predators ... minor however does not have a highly specialized ear and can only hear best at 30–50 kHz ...

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