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  Mantis (Mantidae family )





Mantis | Mantidae family  photo
Mantis photographed in fig plant. This mantis has red eyes at night

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Mantis | Mantidae family  photo
Mantis. The eyes are pink during the day

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Mantis | Mantidae family  photo
Mantis. The underside of the abdomen has yellow spots

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MANTIS FACTS

Identification
This Mantis is bright green with wings that cover the full abdomen. The eyes change colour - they are pink during the day, but change colour to ruby red at night. The front claws are orange. The abdomen has yellowish spots on the underside. The thorax is yellowish underneath and has a pinkish wash on the edges. It moves quite rapidly and appears to be active by night and day.

Size
50mm

Food
small insects



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Mantodea
Family:Mantidae
Genus:Mantidae family
Species:
Common Name:Mantis