Paraoxypilus laticollis (female)Common name: Praying Mantis
Distribution: This species is found across southern parts of Australia.
Remarks: It is usually only the males in this genus that are fully winged.
The females were approximately 20 millimetres long. The males are a little longer.
We have photographed this species in April, October and November.
References: Esperance Fauna http://esperancewildlife.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/bark-mantid-paraoxypilus-laticollis.html
Identification courtesy of David Knowles.
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