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New Zealand Praying Mantis

Orthodera novaezealandiae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Forest surrounding Te Mata Lodge, New Zealand

Notes:

It amazes me how they can walk up glass.

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2 Comments

kpcmccombs
kpcmccombs 7 years ago

Nice! We have one of these as a pet!

PetriceFischer
PetriceFischer 7 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
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Waikato, New Zealand

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

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