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Kongobatha diademata mantis nymph An elegant little mantis pre sub-adult juvenile male, 25 mm in length. The pink eye stripe and mandibles are of special note here.  Australia,Australian,Geotagged,Kongobatha diademata,Macro,Mantis,Snake Mantis,Snake mantis,Spring,insect,invertebrate,nymph Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Kongobatha diademata mantis nymph

An elegant little mantis pre sub-adult juvenile male, 25 mm in length. The pink eye stripe and mandibles are of special note here.

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  1. Cool! It looks like it's wearing a pair of Inuit sunglasses! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Ha ha, perfect! Why didn't I think of that? No chance of snow round here though! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Lol, definitely no snow for you ;) Posted 2 months ago
  2. Is a very beautiful example of mimicry! Posted 2 months 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 colouration that closely matches the leaf colour of many Eucalyptus and Angophora species where it locates.
This species’ common name comes from two distinctive characteristics; it’s narrow, pointed form, and the patterning of the veination in its wings resembling snake skin.

Similar species: Mantises
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018. Captured Sep 25, 2018 11:00 in 5 Parkway Ave, Bar Beach NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm