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Snake Mantis

Kongobatha diademata

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.
Kongobatha diademata mantis nymph An elegant little mantis pre sub-adult juvenile male. The pink eye stripe and mandibles are of special note here. 

25 mm length

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Naming

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.

References:

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https://alienmindphotography.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/kongobatha-diademata-the-snake-mantis/
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:f66c13a6-f2f7-47eb-8643-7adde082bf07
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderMantodea
FamilyIridopterygidae
GenusKongobatha
SpeciesKongobatha diademata
Photographed in
Australia