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Unidentified at suppressed - 29 Jan 2023
Unidentified at suppressed - 29 Jan 2023
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Tenodera australasiae 30 Jan 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Mantodea sp. (order) 29 Jan 2023 Milly

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Found on outside of screen door.

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Milly wrote:
   30 Jan 2023
Hi Michael! This morning I found that the mantid had fallen off the screen down onto the floor, and seems close to death. I picked it up and moved it to a better spot for photographs, and only got a slight twitching of one leg during the process, so it obviously wasn't 'alive and healthy' as I thought. I have now placed it amongst vegetation in the garden so it can fade away in safety (and also in dignity - all living things deserve dignity in death). Can I edit my post by adding today's three pics, which show extended wings and a close-up of the head (but are a different date to the 'sighting date'?) Also, I should probably change it from 'alive and healthy' to 'sick/injured'? Your advice would be appreciated.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 29 Jan 2023 02:21 PM Recorded on
  • Milly Recorded by

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  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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