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Family Mantidae

Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Marshmallow, anyone? - Tenodera sinensis Mantid in South Florida - Stagmomantis - female California Mantis - Stagmomantis californica - female Ground Mantid? - Litaneutria - female Chinese Mantis? - Tenodera sinensis - male Bakersfield Mantis - Stagmomantis californica - female Unknown Mantis - Litaneutria minor - 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