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Praying Mantis

Family Mantidae


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 10 years ago

Thats nice catch of moment!

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Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

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

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