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Family Mantidae

Stagmomantis californica - female Mantis - Stagmomantis - female Unicorn eating wasp-moth - Phyllovates chlorophaea - female Unknown Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina Mantid - Stagmomantis - male Ground Mantid - Litaneutria ID request Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina - female Bordered Mantis (Note blue upper lip!) - Stagmomantis limbata - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Explanation of Names
From genus Mantis, which see.
Numbers
Largest family of Mantodea, with 5 of the 18 subfamiles represented in our area(1)
Range
worldwide
Habitat
Mostly tropical and subtropical
Food
Carnivorous
Internet References
University of Florida Entomology Dept. PDF key to Florida mantids by P.M. Choate