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Bark Mantis

Paraoxyphilus spp

Description:

Tiny preying mantis that was hard to catch as it could run really fast and jump far!

Habitat:

Residential area on Fraser Island

Notes:

"small mantids that mostly live on the ground or tree trunks where their cryptic coloration makes them difficult to detect. Males are fully winged and, in most species, females are apterous or brachypterous." http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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2 Comments

rachele.s.w
rachele.s.w 5 years ago

Thanks ForestDragon, I think you're right, especially after examining these images http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

What a cute little mantis nymph! This could be one of the Bark Mantids. Here is one resource I found that may help: http://brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_mant...

Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

rachele.s.w
Spotted by
rachele.s.w

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Dec 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 26, 2015

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