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Family Mantidae

Praying mantis please ID species - Tenodera sinensis California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)? - Stagmomantis Small Praying Mantis - Stagmomantis californica Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina - female Cool Green Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Green thing on my hibiscus - Stagmomantis - female Which Mantid? - Stagmomantis - male 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