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    I'll try to get an ID on the mantis. I'll post an "edit" here if I am able to obtain one.


    EDIT: Okay, here goes... It is possibly a Tropidomantis (Eomantis) sp..
    Picture for comparison.... (Female on the left, male on the right).
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    its a pretty mantis...but yes as was stated a mantid is an adult when it has fully developed wings. Males have a tendency to fly more than females as they are lighter.
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    Even If its dead I would pull it out. Sometimes, when VFTs catch prey that is partially outside of the trap, the prey breaks down and rots on the outside and causes the trap to blacken. I have noticed that this is the case when they catch large insects.

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    There's no way it would survive, even if you freed it the second you found it.

    The trap is all sealed up and it's probably lost many organs. If it did survive, it would be extremely tired and handicapped, it would quickly starve or be eaten by a faster predator or another mantis. Maybe if you wanted to save the trap a bit of trouble you could pull it out but the mantis wouldn't survive.

    If you keep carnivorous plants you can't honestly be sad when it kills a normal prey item, no matter how big an insect it is. That's what they do.

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