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Praying Mantis

Description:

I'm pretty sure this is a South African praying mantis, an immigrant to New Zealand rather than the New Zealand native praying mantis.

Habitat:

Garden, back yard in rural Poverty Bay Gisborne.

Notes:

He/she was kind enough to pose for me in our garden on a Cosmos flower on a misty morning. Was lots of fun.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Orthodera
Orthodera


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Hi Mary, Orthodera ministralis (Garden Mantis) is found in Australia. I don't know if they are also found in New Zealand but it seems like it should be close enough for them to travel there.
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

marycaughley
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marycaughley

Gisborne, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 8, 2012
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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