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Large Brown Mantis

Archimantis latistyla


Native to Australia, Large Brown Mantises are aggressive as adults and are known to attack large prey, such as small birds, and rarely, fish, frogs, and lizards. The Large Brown Mantis are cannibalistic and are known to attack humans if disturbed or not handled properly. They can also jump about a meter from a perched spot to escape enemies.


Anywhere with trees.


This guy had wandered into my friend's house. It was very unusual but we took him outside where he would be happier.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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