Hierodula majuscula

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Hierodula majuscula
Hierodula majuscula.jpg
Female with her ootheca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Genus: Hierodula
Species: H. majuscula
Binomial name
Hierodula majuscula
(Tindale, 1923)

Hierodula majuscula is a species of praying mantis in the genus Hierodula. It is also known as the giant rainforest mantis and the Australian giant mantis. It is found in Australia.[1]

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It is a predator of insects including the Macleay's Spectre, Grasshoppers, crickets, spiders, other mantids, and even vertebrates like geckos, snakes, and mice.

Description[edit]

This is the largest species of Australian Mantodea. Size is 70~110mm in total length.(eyes to wing). It is one of the largest species in the genus Hierodula. The specific epithet "majuscula" means large in Latin.[citation needed]

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