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New Zealand Praying Mantis

Orthodera novaezealandiae


Green mantid to 6cm body length. It camouflages well against foliage, but on this night it came in the window to feed on the insects attracted to the lights.


Forest surrounding Te Mata Lodge, New Zealand


It amazes me how they can walk up glass.

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kpcmccombs 10 years ago

Nice! We have one of these as a pet!

PetriceFischer 10 years ago

I seen 1 the other day it was on my door pub I wish I knew about the Noah project then that would have been my first and the Bluebird couple I seen I still see them can we do something on Crows it's a lot of them outside let me know please

Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

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