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Family Mantidae

Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina - female Brunneria Borealis - Brunneria borealis Mantid ID - Stagmomantis Female Mantis- Stagmomantis? - Stagmomantis - female Praying Mantis Sp. - Stagmomantis ID request, Mantid - Tenodera sinensis - male Stagmomantis carolina? - Stagmomantis carolina - male Litaneutria minor? obscura? other? - Litaneutria
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