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Family Mantidae

Praying Mantis - Species ID  ? - Tenodera sinensis Ground Mantis - Litaneutria Mantidae, Tenodera or Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis Chinese Mantis... - Tenodera sinensis European praying mantis - Mantis religiosa Pink Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis - female Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Tenodera or Mantis? - Tenodera sinensis - 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