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This Mantid Lacewing has the pinkish wings each with a pink pterostigma. Their raptorial forelegs are powerful for predating. The coax is extremely elongated. The femur bears spines long and short along ventral margin. Their last two pairs of legs are long for fast prey attack action. Body length 30mm
Spotted in backyard in rainforest area at night
I spotted this at night time as i was walking down to the chook pen. A pair of tiny but very bright eyes caught my eye as i shone the torch over the ground and on closer inspection discovered that it had just molted.