Sighting

Rose Robin 24 Feb 2018

Mantid, Snake, Kongobatha diademata

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Sighted 17 Feb 2018
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

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Identifications

  • Rose Robin 24 February 2018
    Mantodea
    (order)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea
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  • Matthew Connors 13 August 2018
    Kongobatha diademata
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae: Kongobatha: diademata
    Common Names: Mantids, Snake mantid
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Notes

  • Rose Robin 13 August 2018
    Rose Robin says

    Thanks very much Matthew!

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  • Matthew Connors 25 February 2018
    Tagged With neomantis?
    Matthew Connors says

    There are two genera that have nymphs that look like this - Neomantis and Kongobatha. The easiest way to tell them apart that I have found is to look at the colour of the eyes; in Kongobatha they are greenish or brown with a distinct stripe, and in Neomantis they are yellow. This information would suggest that yours is Neomantis, but if this is correct then this would be an extreme range extension - Neomantis australis is only known from the wet tropics of Queensland and N. hyalina is known from the Darwin area as well. With luck we may be able to get an expert to take a look at it, or if you find an adult the genus could be confirmed

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