Master of camouflage and swift, this mantis nymph was a challenge to capture. Mundubbera, QLD.
Baby mantids run and jump very fast. Karawatha, QLD.
Mantis nymph tries to trick me into thinking it's a leaf. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Well camouflaged mantis on a tree. Toowong, QLD.
Mantis' colouring is perfectly matched by the dead shrub it was hiding on. Mundubbera, QLD.
This mantis has the smallest ocelli I've seen for an insect of its size. Mundubbera, QLD.
Mantis is well camouflaged among the dead twigs on a dead shrub. Mundubbera, QLD.
Baby mantis poses for me. I don't think it's praying. Toowong, QLD.
Mantis Nymph with Injured Eye
Mantis Ali. Obviously a boxer. Bunyaville, QLD.
My guess is boxing.
Mantis hangs from a leaf, backlit by the sun. Oxley Creek, QLD.
A common garden mantis in Australia. Durack, QLD.
Common brown garden mantis. Durack, QLD.
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