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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.
Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012
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