Mantisfly from Australia

What’s this bug?
Would love to know what this bug is? Spotted on the coast in Sawtell, NSW. Looks like it’s mouth part is a giant sucker? Big thanks
Hazel Wallace
Uralla, NSW

Hi Hazel,
This is a Mantispid or Mantisfly, sometimes called a Mantid Lacewing. There is only one species pictured on the Geocities site, Ditaxis biseriata, and it looks very similar to the individual in your photo.

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