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Family Mantidae

Pale Mantid - Stagmomantis californica - female Mantis from Dodge City, Kansas - Stagmomantis carolina - female Is this a ground mantis? - Litaneutria - female Praying Mantis Sp. - Stagmomantis unknown mantid - Mantis religiosa Carolina Mantis? - Stagmomantis carolina - female Id help needed - praying mantis. - Mantis religiosa - male Tenodera sinensis
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