Mantis from Australia: Sphodropoda species

Subject: please ID this bug
Location: Walunga National Park, Swan Valley, WA, Australia
February 24, 2013 1:21 am
I came across this insect in Walunga National Park.
Please could you identify it for me.
Thank you.
Bob Graham

Mantis
Mantis

Hi Bob,
This is some species of Mantis, but we cannot say for certain which species.  We didn’t expect to find your Mantis from Western Australia on the Brisbane Insect website, and we were correct in that expectaion.  We suspect this might be a species confined to your western region and there is not a good insect identification site for that area.

Mantis
Mantis

Identification:  October 14, 2013
Draco just wrote in to identify this as a male Sphodropoda species.


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