Mallee Grass Mantis
Adult Female, throat
Ellura
Green Mantid
 
    
Green Mantid (Orthodera marginata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Mantises (Mantodea)
Family: Praying Mantis (Mantidae)
Species: Green Mantid (Orthodera marginata)

Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
We thought this was Orthodera gracilis, but Matthew said "Orthodera are an utter mess at the moment". He & Ethan Beaver, another expert who has helped us out tremendously, are working on a paper at the moment to try and resolve the genus.

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