Close Menu

Praying Mantids

Mantids are experts at camouflage in order to capture prey.

Other invertebrates Bushland

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: Family Mantidae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Mantids are common around home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hidden in dense vegetation

Diet: Other insects, invertebrates, and small animals

Water: Shallow dish or frog pond

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Mantids are ecologically important as predators, and as prey for various birds, reptiles, frogs, and mammals. If you find a mantid, you can search on the Atlas of Living Australia to find the matching species and record your sighting!

Close Menu

Share your feedback.

  • Eg. "Link goes to a page I wasn't expecting"
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Back to top