Comment by Chris Campbell: Saturday, September 17th 2016 at 5:24 pm | . I have been photographing orchids around Badgingarra and think I have found Thelymitra rubra. The name Diuris, meaning double-tail, refers to the hanging lateral sepals, however, the orchids are more readily recognised by their ear-like petals which lead to the common name of Donkey Orchid. Over 2,400 species of mantis in about 430 genera are recognized. They are predominantly found in tropical regions, but some live in temperate areas. Most of the orchids on this web page are from the Stirling Range National Park and were photographed during a Floral Secrets Orchid Tour taken on a Saturday morning in October. Australian Native Plants – Spider Orchids: Caladenia ampla (Clubbed Spider Orchid) Height 25cm: The Clubbed Spider Orchid is a terrestrial orchid. The plant produces one or two flowers that grow to about 7 cm across. Hymenopus coronatus, that’s right, Orchid Mantises!There is no other mantis, maybe even insect that generates the kind of attention this one gets. White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes–this species is distinguishable from all other mantises, but then indistinguishable .
A praying mantis is harmless to humans, but deadly to grasshoppers. And a mantis has its own predators to watch out for. Achental (richteri ‘Green Giant’ x Hanne Popow ‘Buttermilk’) creamy yellow and pink flowers.$30.00. caricinum species: $20.00: Cardinale (Sedenii x schlimii) Divisions: $30 – 35 Orchid Mantis – The Orchid Praying Mantis has to be one of the most beautiful Mantids within the hobby. It mimics an Orchid flower and will sit and wait for prey to visit for pollen. Expect yellow to chartreuse flowers, some overlaid green and rose to red stippling. $38-45 fs: Paphiopedilum Norbert Gomes: Paph (insigne Dark Form x Winston Churchill ‘Indomitable’ FCC/AOS) .