Monday, 12 May 2008


Whilst doing a bit of gardening today, I disturbed this Mantid in the mulch. I wouldn't have noticed it had it not given me a glimpse of it's magnificent wings.

It was approximately 10cm in length.

I think it's the Stick Mantid (Archimantis latistyla)


Ive been researching Mantids again. (29/5/08) It's possible this is Tenodera australasiae, the Purple-winged mantid.

(Click image to enlarge)

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