Australian Green Mantid
Nymph S4, Wing Stubs
Grass Mantid
S1, Female, dorsal
Australian Green Mantid (Orthodera ministralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Mantises (Mantodea)
Family: Praying Mantis (Mantidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Green Mantid (Orthodera ministralis)
This Photo:     Nymph S1, Inside Front Leg
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)"

Copyright © 2005-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jan-2005
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.