Paraoxypilus laticollis (female)Common name: Praying Mantis

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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

Atlas of Living Australia

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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