Orthodera ministralis (Garden Mantid)

Garden Mantid, Orthodera ministralis
Early March 2013
Port Sorell
Attracted to light

Mid April 2015
Marion Bay.
Attracted to light

Mid December 2010
Hobart / nipaluna

Mid November 2023

IMG 9209  IMG 9210

Mid December 2021
IMG 1911

Mid January 2012
Rocky Cape National Park / pinmatik

Early February 2010
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay


Mid March 2016
Denison Beach
Found under a light, presumably preying upon the invertebrates attracted to it.

Mid March 2017
White Beach
Opportunistically searching for prey under lights.

Intact Oöthecae 1cm
Mid March 2013
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay

Early June 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

This was later (from September 2)  found to be parasitised by a Eupelmid wasp.

emergence holes

Two mantids emerged from the case, but both died immediately.

empty Oöthecae of Orthodera ministralis
Sisters Beach
Mid January 2012
Cemented onto a boulder

Mid July 2016
Cemented on to a fence

Late April 2017
Sisters Beach

Mid January 2019
Rocky Cape National Park
On Banksia serrata

Early July 2021
IMG 9915  IMG 9916

Early November 2013
Carleton Beach