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preying Mantis

Description:

Preying Mantis

Habitat:

Initially on my chair on the deck. then in a small shrub beside the deck.

Notes:

I shifted her to a small shrub which had a male on it, they appeared to get on ok.

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South African Praying Mantis
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3 Comments

MikeLoose
MikeLoose 9 years ago

Apparently it is the New Zealand species as it has purple dot on the front legs, this is indicitive of our Native Mantis.

MikeLoose
MikeLoose 10 years ago

Just what we need another exotic problem.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Nice spotting mike. It looks like this might be the imported African one which is gobbling up all your locals.

MikeLoose
Spotted by
MikeLoose

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Apr 26, 2012
Submitted on Apr 27, 2012

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