General Description

Body green with thorax wider than the head and abdomen. Blue to purple spot on the inside of the front legs. Adult males have wings; females have only wingbuds. Body up to 4 cm long.


Green Mantids keep very still for long periods of time so that they can ambush prey as it moves past them. Females lay eggs as a single mass inside a hard, woody case (ootheca).


Eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


In vegetation, including in gardens.

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