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.
The False Garden Mantid can be green or brown and is almost always seen alone, except when individuals come together to mate.
3.7 cm - 5.0 cm
The False Garden Mantid is found in Queensland and coastal New South Wales.
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.