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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

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Family Mantidae

California Mantis ? - Litaneutria obscura - female European mantis - Mantis religiosa - female Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Pupa? - Stagmomantis californica Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - ? - Stagmomantis carolina - female mantid 3 - Stagmomantis limbata - female Stagmomantis limbata?  - 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