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New Zealand Praying Mantis

Orthodera novaezealandiae

Description:

This is a sub-adult nymph. I love the beautiful blue eyespots on the underside of the forelegs - the Springbock Mantis (introduced from South Africa) doesn't have these.

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2 Comments

kerrydonovanbrown
kerrydonovanbrown 8 years ago

Yeah, they're lovely aren't they. :)

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 8 years ago

I love this species.

kerrydonovanbrown
Spotted by
kerrydonovanbrown

Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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