Subject: Tiny mantis nymphs in Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Australia
November 4, 2014 6:55 pm
I found these two little mantis nymphs on a capsicum plant in my little boy’s veggie patch yesterday. They would have been no more than 10mm in length. I guess they’re juvenile Garden or False Garden Mantises, but I’ve not seen black/brown ones before, or ones with a curled abdomen.
My little boy is a budding entomologist, so we’re going to have a lot of fun watching these guys grow up. 🙂
(Apologies for the quality of the photos – I only had my phone handy!)
We hope to get additional images as these hatchling Mantids grow and mature.