False Garden Mantid
The False Garden Mantid is a member of the family Mantidae, which includes almost 75% of praying mantids in Australia.
The False Garden Mantid can be green or brown and is almost always seen alone, except when individuals come together to mate.
The False Garden Mantid lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.
The False Garden Mantid is found in Queensland and coastal New South Wales.
Feeding and diet
It is a popular misconception that all female mantids eat the males either during or after mating. This may be the case with only a few species. Female False Garden Mantids are larger than the males and are unable to fly.