Edit Garden Mantid

Posted on Mon 28th Feb 2011

This praying mantis looks like a Garden Mantid (Orthodera ministralis) although that species is described as having a purple or blue spot in the inside of each raptorial fore-leg, and the spots on this female are black. According to the Australian Fauna Directory, the species Orthodera rubrocoxata also occurs in Victoria, but I can't fing any photographs or information online to enable me to make a distintion.  ...

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