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Family Mantidae

Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Ootheca - Tenodera sinensis Mexican Unicorn Mantis - Phyllovates chlorophaea Carolina Mantis?  - Stagmomantis carolina - male Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male Nymph of Stagmomantis carolina vs Tenodera sinensis - Stagmomantis carolina Unknown Mantid - Stagmomantis californica - 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