How you can help save our native praying mantis

17/06/2011

Native mantis

By Graeme Hill

Good Mantis-Bad Mantis. Help save our native Praying Mantis. You can help.

Our native praying Mantis is being pushed out and threatened by the recently accidentally introduced South African or Springbok Mantis. Ours is ALWAYS green and has blue spots on its forearms. Go through the slide show to see the differences between ours and the invasive pest. You can listen to an interview about the invader with entomologists studying their impact here.

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