Green Mallee Mantis
Female, inside leg
Ellura
Green Mallee Mantis
Female, ocelli
 
                      
Green Mallee Mantis (Trachymantis dentifrons)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Mantises (Mantodea)
Family: Praying Mantis (Mantidae)
Species: Green Mallee Mantis (Trachymantis dentifrons)
This Photo:     🔍Female, face🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Female, ~65mm long
She didn't settle until we released her in the Melaleuca, then got some better shots; particularly of the blueness of the inside front legs. As well as the blue tinge on her back/front of her wings.
Found the one female specimen in April

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.