Animal Species:False Garden Mantid

The False Garden Mantid is a member of the family Mantidae, which includes almost 75% of praying mantids in Australia.

Standard Common Name

False Garden Mantid

Identification

The False Garden Mantid can be green or brown and is almost always seen alone, except when individuals come together to mate.

Size range

3.7 cm - 5.0 cm

Distribution

The False Garden Mantid is found in Queensland and coastal New South Wales.

Habitat

The False Garden Mantid lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

Feeding and Diet

It is a popular misconception that all female mantids eat the males either during or after mating. This may be the case with only a few species. Female False Garden Mantids are larger than the males and are unable to fly.

Classification

Species:
albofimbriata
Genus:
Pseudomantis
Family:
Mantidae
Order:
Mantodea
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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