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Snake mantis An elegant little mantis. The pink eye stripe and mandibles are of special note here.<br />
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Adult, 20 mm length Australia,Geotagged,Iridopterygidae,Kongobatha diademata,Mantodea,Snake Mantis,Summer,arthropod,fauna,insect,invertebrate,macro,new south wales,praying mantis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. They look so much like a cricket, brilliant camouflage. Posted 27 days ago

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This mantis species is restricted to the East Coast of Australia, Is difficult to find due to its small size (little more than 2.5cm/1 in for an adult) and pale green coloration that closely matches the leaf color of many Eucalyptus and Angophora species where it locates.

Similar species: Mantises
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Feb 6, 2021. Captured Feb 6, 2021 16:42 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/20.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm