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Solitary. They can keep very still for long periods of time to ambush prey as it moves past, seizing the prey with their powerful forelegs. Females lay hundreds of eggs inside a foamy substance which hardens into a case, usually attached to a leaf, stem, wall or fence.
Large bulging eyes in a triangular head, and a wide thorax. Blue spot on front legs.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The young look like small adults without wings. In cooler climates such as Victoria they take up to a year to reach maturity.
Carnivore. Eats many crop and garden pests. They are eaten by insectivorous mammals, birds, lizards and hunting wasps.
Lives in a wide range of vegetation types, including gardens.
Native to Australia