Black Spiny Mantis from Australia
As I mentioned I have been finding lots of new and unusual bugs at my new property. This is the mantis that I found. I had Dave Britton, the entomology collections manager from the Australian Museum, have a look at it and he says it is most probably in the genus Paraoxypilus (Family Amorphoscelidae). It is only about an inch long and very quick.
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Burnett Region, Queensland. Australia
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