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Mantid in the garden

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Mantid in the garden

Postby buffy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:43 pm

Hello people. This magnificent critter was sitting on the white balladonna flowers this morning. A mantid is about as far as I get with an ID. I've put up a picture on Bowerbird. I thought our praying mantids this far South were green.

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Re: Mantid in the garden

Postby fsm » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:36 pm

Could be Tenodera australasiae, the purple-winged mantis.
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Re: Mantid in the garden

Postby buffy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:12 pm

Thank you....that looks a good likelihood. Gorgeous, isn't it!
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