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Family Mantidae

Chinese Mantid - Tenodera - female European Mantis Male - Mantis religiosa - male Unknown Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina Mantid  - Stagmomantis carolina - female Is this a ground mantis? - Litaneutria - female Baby Mantid - Stagmomantis limbata - female Tenodera sinensis mantid 1 - Yersiniops - 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.
Internet References
University of Florida Entomology Dept. PDF key to Florida mantids by P.M. Choate