Common across Australia. Mostly green but brown is not unusual. The dark spot inside the 'forearms' identifies this as a 'false' mantid which is found in Australia and local islands. This one is known for a bizarre mating ritual in which the decapitated male copulates while the female eats his head. Females 70mm males 50mm.
Australia and some offshore islands.
Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31
Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012
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