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False garden mantid

Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Australia and some offshore islands.

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4 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks harsuame

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Fant√°stico que buena imagen

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

great photos argybee - she looks like she means business - I feel sorry for her mate !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Nice closeup...

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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