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Family Mantidae

Mantis-What species is it? Carolina mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Insect casing?? Anyone know ?? - Tenodera sinensis Stagmomantis (Halloween Mantis) - Stagmomantis limbata - female Arizona Unicorn Mantis - Pseudovates arizonae Unknown Mantid - Stagmomantis carolina Mantis religiosa Praying mantis in Carrollton, Georgia - Tenodera sinensis - male
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