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''Archimantis latistyla'', commonly known as the large brown mantis is a species of mantid native to Australia. The large brown mantis has two subspecies, a widespread subspecies and the stick mantis ghost from Bundabergs Turtle Sands. The stick mantis ghosts are not as aggressive as the widespread species but have a defense display used to make the mantis appear larger by flinging its front legs into the air and putting its head down along with its antennae. Large brown mantids are light brown.. more

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

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Uploaded Jun 23, 2020. Captured Dec 29, 2018 10:28 in 19 Berner St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm