Snake mantis nymph
This rarely encountered mantis species is restricted to the east coast of this country. Of the two I have found, one was in vegetation and this one was on the house wall which made the spotting just a bit easier!
NB. Image has been flipped, the nymph was head up and vertical.
25 mm length
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.
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.