Thursday, 29 May 2008

Another Mantid

(Plus a correction to my first Mantid entry!)

Last night, I saw this Mantid on a wall. I have hanging baskets in the vicinity plus several pot plants. This is quite a large one, about 8cm in length. As it is fully winged, it's probably a male.

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This morning, it was still there, so I moved it into the closest hanging basket.
It's possible this Mantid is also the Purple-winged Mantid (Tenodera australasiae)

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