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Praying Mantis in Britain

6 December 2021

Praying Mantis in Britain

You may not have heard that the Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa) has been discovered breeding in the UK. The well renowned artist Richard Lewington found it on his garden in Oxford this year and photographed the nymph.

Quite possibly as sign of climate change as other warmth loving species of Orthoptera have been expanding their range recently.