False garden mantis

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False garden mantis
Pseudomantis albofimbriata 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Genus: Pseudomantis
Species: P. albofimbriata
Binomial name
Pseudomantis albofimbriata
(Stål, 1860)

The false garden mantis (Pseudomantis albofimbriata) is one of the most common species of mantis in Australia. Females reach 70 mm while males reach 50 mm.


The false garden mantis is either green or brown but rarely may come in other colours. They are widely distributed over Australia and some other local islands on the coast line of Australia.


The false garden mantis is not aggressive to humans. Females cannot fly because of her being short winged but the male is long winged and is not as big as the female.

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