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Family Mantidae

Praying Mantis - Mantis religiosa - female Stagmomantis carolina - female Horned Ground Mantis - Yersiniops sophronicum - female Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Praying Mantis - Tenodera sinensis - male which mantid? - Stagmomantis carolina - female ID request, Mantid - Tenodera sinensis - male Praying Mantis pair - Stagmomantis carolina - male - 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