Orthodera ministralis - Australian Green Mantis
The bright blue spot on the raptorial foreleg of this mantis indicates that it belongs to the widespread Australian species Orthodera ministralis.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.