Insect - Mantis
|Other Common Names|
Brown Mantis, Stick Mantis
Solitary. Keeps very still for long periods to ambush prey as it moves past, seizing prey with their strong forelegs. Females lay distinctive, light yellowish-brown egg masses, usually attached to a shrub. The egg cases are about the size of a squash ball and have a thick papery outer layer. The young hatch out as small versions of the adult.
Large bulging eyes in a triangular head, which may have some blue markings.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia