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Family Mantidae

Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis - female Mantis - Tenodera sinensis Big Gravid Mantid - Stagmomantis - female Multicolored Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis - male Unicorn shadow - Phyllovates chlorophaea Male Mantid? - Stagmomantis carolina - female mantid - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantis religiosa - 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