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Leaf green and has a very big abdomen.
Among garden flowers looking for food.
It is a praying mantis, I just don't know what species it is.
Additionally, this would be a nice addition to the global mantis mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...
This is a female mantis. It might be Miomantis caffra, an introduced species from South Africa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miomantis_c...http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-... (nice pictures on this link)
Spotted on Mar 2, 2009 Submitted on Sep 2, 2014
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