Mallee Grass Mantis
Nymph Back
Ellura
Australian Green Mantid
 
    
Australian Green Mantid (Orthodera gracilis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Mantises (Mantodea)
Family: Praying Mantis (Mantidae)
Species: Australian Green Mantid (Orthodera gracilis)
Other name: Australian Garden Mantid

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
The thick pale stripe on the edge of the forewing and thinner pronotum separate this species from the very similar Orthodera ministralis.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Apr-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.