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Garden Mantis

Orthodera sp


Mantid of about 4cm from head to the tip of the abdomen. Orange in colour without any conspicuous markings. Abdomen underside is pale.


Found among foliage in thick shrubbery on the banks of the Leichhardt River. It is a widespread species and can be found all over Australia.


This seems to be an orange colour morph from a predominantly green species.

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Garden Mantis
Orthodera ministralis

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks for the info!

Gentleman1986 3 years ago

Hi, some insects show variation in color due to climatic factors.

This article explains this better:

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Hi gentleman1986, thanks for the ID! How sure are you? It does indeed look like the garden mantis, but I've never seen this colour.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jul 12, 2009
Submitted on Jun 30, 2017

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