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Praying Mantis

Family Mantidae

Description:

Spotted this young praying mantis with a fly it had just caught. A mantis is a very efficient fly catcher eating as many as 25 flies a day. Not sure if this is a New Zealand Mantis (Orthdera novaezealandae) or African (Miomantis caffra). Probably an African one.



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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thats nice catch of moment!

JillBlack
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JillBlack

Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Lat: -36.93, Long: 174.72

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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