This Mantis is a member of the “Flower Mantids” group as most of them mimic flowers.
This one however mimics dead leaves. It is about 4.4 cm long and it is a male of the species.
It is defined as a “Superb mimic of dead leaves, remaining motionless while waiting for prey to come within grasp. May make swaying movements to mimic wind blown vegetation” The latter it did!
Scientific name: Phyllocrania paradoxa