Sighting

Glenda Walter 20 Mar 2019

Large bark mantis, Crows Nest

Bark mantis

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Sighted 19 Mar 2019
Crows Nest NP, Crows Nest 4355

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Identifications

  • Matthew Connors 20 March 2019
    Paraoxypilus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Amorphoscelidae: Paraoxypilus
    Matthew Connors says

    Interesting, it does look very flat - maybe it hasn't had much to eat lately? It's a female, and possibly adult

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  • Glenda Walter 20 March 2019
    Amorphoscelidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Amorphoscelidae
    Glenda Walter says

    This bark mantis was not as large as the spiny bark mantis I saw recently, Gyromantis kraussi, but large and flatter than the little Paraoxypilus. This one had long legs and moved very quickly. I hope someone can give me a name for him (or her).

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Notes

  • Glenda Walter 20 March 2019
    Tagged With bark mantis
    Glenda Walter says

    Thanks, Matthew. It was probably three times as big as the many other little ones I've seen. I didn't know they grew this large!

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