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Family Mantidae

Chinese Mantid nymph - Tenodera sinensis Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Litaneutria species? - Litaneutria Poor fellow - Stagmomantis carolina - female Stagmomantis californica - male Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina - female Phyllovates female - Phyllovates chlorophaea - female Mamtis - 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