Burying Mantid (Sphodropoda tristis)The Burying Mantid usually hunts close to the ground in open forest and woodland in Queensland and New South Wales. The female digs a small pit in the ground in which to lay eggs and then refills the hole.
Length about 60 mm. This grey-brown mantid is thick-set compared to the Garden Mantid. It has full-length wings that extend to the tip of the abdomen. The forewings are mottled, usually with a central black and white patch.
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