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The Wolven

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Was it an ooth you found outside? Or did you purchase the ooth from someone? If the mantis is actually from Russia, the only species it could be is Iris polystictica.
 

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Was it an ooth you found outside? Or did you purchase the ooth from someone? If the mantis is actually from Russia, the only species it could be is Iris polystictica.
Hi Wolven! Thank you for your answer :)

I bought the ooth from someone who found it outside.

Google don't seem to have a picture of an Iris Polystica nymph for me, but I found a picture of a Hierodula and they look very similar. Can it not be a Hierodula?
 

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These mantises do look very similar yes. However, if they found the ooth outside in Russia then Iris Polystica is a likely species. Of course it could be Hierodula as well. I don't know.
 

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There is a Hierodula transcaucasica or tenuidentata near that area of Azov sea, if not there. There is also Statilia macualta that is invasive in southern Russia now, but your mantis is certainly not Statilia maculata.
 

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