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Family Mantidae

Mantid - Tenodera - male Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis mantis-brown - Tenodera sinensis Floridian mantis! - Stagmomantis carolina - male Here is another pic. What species please? Female? How old? Thank you! - Mantis religiosa - female Praying mantis egg case? - Stagmomantis carolina mantid 3 - Stagmomantis limbata - male
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