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Family Mantidae

Litaneutria minor or obscura?? - Litaneutria - male Preying Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - female Mantis Nymph Mating Mantids - Tenodera sinensis - male - female Brown mantid - Mantis religiosa - female Mantis religiosa? - Stagmomantis carolina - female Can someone identify this Mantid? - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantid - Brunneria borealis - 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