Is it a mantid of some sort
Interesting website, have already used it to identify the mantis ootheca shells around the outside of the house. We leave in Perth, Western Australia Now we have stumbled across a strange insect that has a boxing action with it’s front legs and the tail end of a mantid (?) and it’s about 8-9 mm in length. It appears to walk everywhere. I’ve attached a photo of the insect, can you help identify it please. Regards
Gillian and Will
Hi Gillian and Will,
This is a Boxer Bark Mantid in the genus Paraoxypilus and family Amorphoscelidae. We located it on Geocities. Females are wingless, so your specimen is either a female or an immature nymph. The boxing behavior you mention gave rise to the common name.