Australian Green Mantid
Nymph S4, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Praying Mantis (Mantidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Australian Green Mantid (Orthodera ministralis)|
|This Photo:||Adult S3|
|Other name:||Garden Mantid|
Thank you Matthew Connors & CesDaMess for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland and elsewhere
The nymph we found at Ellura (S4) was ~33mm long, the adult in the Adelaide (S3) Hills only ~35mm, so the nymph was close to adult size.
Matthew Connors said "You can sex any mantis of any age by counting the segments on the underside of the abdomen - males have 8 and females have 6 (can sometimes look like 7)"