Gonatista grisea, common name grizzled mantis, Florida bark mantid or lichen mimic mantid, is a species of praying mantis native to the southern United States, primarily Florida. They commonly perch on trees facing down to wait for prey, and will eat any insect they can overpower.

Grizzled mantis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Epaphroditidae
Genus: Gonatista
G. grisea
Binomial name
Gonatista grisea
Fabricius, 1793

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  • [1] Dichotomous Key to Species of Mantids that may occur in Florida