Giant Rainforest Mantid

Giant Rainforest Mantid

A short video showcasing the hunting prowess of this master predator.


The Giant Rainforest Mantid (Hierodula majuscula) is one of Australia’s largest species – certainly the most robust. Adult females can reach 70mm in body length and are extremely powerful predators. In the wild they prey upon a wide variety of insects. They also will eat small vertebrates such as geckos and frogs if the opportunity arises. As nymphs their colours are highly variable, ranging from red-brown through to bright green. Upon maturity they usually adopt a rich leaf-green colour.

Music “The Build” produced by Alan Henderson

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