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Family Mantidae

Feeding on a Tabanid - Mantis religiosa Chinese Mantid - Tenodera sinensis mantis - unident - Tenodera sinensis Mantid? - Stagmomantis carolina Chinese mantid  - Tenodera sinensis European Mantis - Mantis religiosa Grasshopper mantid - Yersiniops sophronicum Green praying mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - 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
Habitat
Mostly tropical and subtropical
Food
Carnivorous
Internet References
University of Florida Entomology Dept. PDF key to Florida mantids by P.M. Choate