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False Garden Mantid final molt

Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Description:

Just changed into the green outfit - that brown one was getting too small.



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8 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

The true garden mantis is Orthodera ministralis and does look similar. However this has full sized wings and Pseudomantis has half sized wings. The genus name translates literally to false mantis but it is an unfortunate name. Of course it is a real mantis.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

False Garden Mantis do not really look very different from the real ones?

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

It has been very hot and dry but today was good rain - warm and humid. I wondered if she may have waited for these conditions or maybe the humidity might have stimulated ecdysis.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

The moulting was successful. Temperature conditions must be good.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

That is correct FortestDragon, thank you for doing my homework.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Cool find! Perhaps a lovely girl False Garden Mantid - Pseudomantis albofimbriata
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks Stephen. I actually spotted it a few moments too late.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

nice spotting!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.84, Long: 145.27

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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