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Family Mantidae

Pale mantid - Stagmomantis - female Mantid - Stagmomantis - male Mantis Religiosa- female - Mantis religiosa - female Brunners Mantis - Brunneria borealis - female Female Chinese Mantid  - Tenodera sinensis - female Mantidae - Tenodera Stagmomantis limbata - female Which Mantis Is It? - 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