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Family Mantidae

Stagmomantis californica? - Stagmomantis limbata Phyllovates Chlorophaea - Phyllovates chlorophaea - male - female Chinese Mantis... - Tenodera sinensis Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male Chinese Praying Mantis - Tenodera sinensis - female Which species of Mantis is this? - Stagmomantis limbata Egg case - Tenodera sinensis
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