Tenodera australasiae

Purple-winged mantid at Crace, ACT

Tenodera australasiae at Crace, ACT - 15 Apr 2023
Tenodera australasiae at Crace, ACT - 15 Apr 2023
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Identification history

Tenodera australasiae 16 Apr 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Archimantis sp. (genus) 15 Apr 2023 CarbonAI
Tenodera australasiae 15 Apr 2023 MatthewFrawley
Unidentified 15 Apr 2023 Cmperman

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Large unidentified grasshopper captured by a Magpie.


RogerF wrote:
   16 Apr 2023
No hope
   16 Apr 2023
I once saw one hold off a Magpie-lark that was attempting to eat it: Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid)
Cmperman wrote:
   16 Apr 2023
It was putting up a fight, but looked likely to end up as lunch.
   16 Apr 2023
Big difference in bill size between an Australian Magpie and a Magpie-lark, so not surprised.

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  • 15 Apr 2023 02:22 PM Recorded on
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